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Every year, at this time, we feel overwhelmed. Not with the things you would expect for a retail business... orders, inventory, shipping... but with gratitude. We are full to the brim with thankfulness for you and your willingness to share this journey with us. What started out as a small dream to open up a shop has become so much more. It's blossomed into a blog, and a book, and a new community that really feels a lot more like a family. Some of you have been part of our lives for so long that we've seen your kids grow up and flourish. It's not lost on us how much of a privilege it is to watch that magic. Each and every one of you is such an important fiber in the fabric that is Imagine Childhood. So, as we all gather across the country to share our gratitude with family and friends, we would like to extend a hearty and heartfelt thanks to you. We feel so lucky to have you in our lives.
~ Sarah, Deb, Jordan and the rest of the i.c. team.
There is something about a simple biscuit that is so comforting. I didn't grow up eating them, but they brought me joy in my college years when I left home at the tender age of 17 to see what the world had to share. As it turns out, it had amazing biscuits to share at the diner down the street, and if I got there early, I could get a full breakfast including one of these biscuits for something to the tune of $3.
The other day when I was feeling a bit nostalgic for those early wide-eyed days of exploration, I came across the recipe for those exact biscuits. Needless to say, I had to make them right away.
Not only were they just as I remembered, but they were just the thing I needed to round out my menu for Thanksgiving.
A great recipe for the kids to help out with, they're perfectly imperfect and don't require any messy rolling or cutting and they're. . .
Oh. So. Very. Good.
The Best Buttermilk Biscuits
Recipe adapted from Dot's Diner in Boulder via Bon Appetit
Makes 6 large biscuits
Preheat oven to 425.
In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients (apart from the kosher salt). Add the 6 tablespoons of cold butter (I even like to put mine in the freezer for a bit) and work them in until you have something that resembles course meal.
Add the buttermilk* and stir until combined. It will be a bit crumbly, but that's ok. Make sure not to overwork the dough.
*If you don't have any buttermilk on hand you can make some by adding 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice to 1/2 cup milk and letting it sit for 5-10 min until it begins to thicken.
Use 1/3 cup of dough for each biscuit (if you'd like more moderate portions go with 1/4 cup) and drop onto a lined baking sheet. I left my dough a bit craggy until I pressed it gently into the measuring cup where it came together completely.
Brush the tops of the biscuits with melted butter and sprinkle a few crystals of salt on top of each.
Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the tops are golden brown. Allow to cool for a little bit and serve warm with your favorite jam and butter (or whatever else your heart desires)
With the Kids:
P.S. This lovely collection of Thanksgiving recipes from each of the 50 states is fun to look through if you find yourself in need of a bit of holiday recipe inspiration :)
*Last time in Recipes: 10 Thanksgiving Sides and Sweets