lazy sunday morning on a friday

There are days when you feel like waking up a little later than usual, with absolutely nothing in mind planned for the day. You glance over towards the sturdy bookshelf holding his amiable position across the room, and decide to give that thick novel resting right at the top yet another miss. As you hear the rusty blades of the steel fan billowing in the early morning, you can’t resist giving a long stretch and heave a soft sigh, the perfect accompaniment to the faint smile carved upon your face.

For it is one of those lazy Sunday mornings. Only two days earlier.

The sun all snuggled up in the blankets of fluffy cotton candy clouds, the occasional breeze tickling the white drapes hanging by the window, the giggles of young children chasing their own shadows in the playground;– such a day can only be made complete with the simplicity of something warm and buttery, nothing too fancy nor rich, yet enough to envelope you in a tight comforting embrace, for that lazy brunch you yearn for.

Fluffy Buttermilk Biscuits
(adapted from here)

1 1/4 cup cake flour
3/4 cup plain flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup cold butter, diced
3/4 cup buttermilk

  1. Preheat oven to 250C.
  2. Whisk flours, baking powder, and baking soda until well-blended.
  3. Rub in butter with your fingers, until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Pour in buttermilk, and stir lightly until the dough comes together.
  5. Pat dough out onto a floured surface; 3/4 to 1 inch thick. Cut out circles as desired, and place the biscuits onto a baking sheet so that the sides are touching.
  6. Bake at 250C for 8-10mins.
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15 thoughts on “lazy sunday morning on a friday

  1. bie

    Gosh!

    My tummy’s a rumblin’ just looking at the photos!

    Veh nice photos dear… :D

    Those look like they’re just a chicken stuffing away from being chicken pies!

    *hint* *hint*
    :D

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  2. ovenhaven Post author

    Thanks, mister :) And you ah… What’s your preoccupation with chicken pies anyway? Haha :P I’ll try to make them for you when I can, okay? *uyuks*

    linda: Aww, but two lovely small kids would be a wonderful reason to start the day off early :) And yes, they’re similar to scones, especially in texture. I heard that the main difference is that scones usually contain eggs.

    The Cooking Ninja: Yup, they’re really fluffy. I had them warm and dipped in maple syrup; lovely! :D

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  3. ovenhaven Post author

    Bernice: They’re all wiped out sooner than you can say “Fluffy Buttermilk Biscuits” :P Sorry, sweetie!

    Gigi: They were very fluffy indeed. All thanks to a wonderful recipe! :)

    jean-marie: Move out of your big mansion and be my neighbour lah! Hehe :P

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  4. didally

    Oo.. these buttermilk biscuits looks yummy. Are they the same kinda biscuits as those at Popeye’s Fried Chicken?

    You use baking rings to cut them out in circles?

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  5. ovenhaven Post author

    didally: To be perfectly honest, I can’t remember how Popeye’s taste like :| Been too long a while. They taste pretty much like scones, and would taste great with the sauce/gravy actually. But I was much too lazy to make some gravy, so the maple syrup it was!

    Oh, and I cut them using cookie cutters.

    melisser: Yes, it’s always such a delight to simply wind down and dedicate one day of the week to pure laziness. Haha :P

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