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
- Preheat oven to 250C.
- Whisk flours, baking powder, and baking soda until well-blended.
- Rub in butter with your fingers, until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- Pour in buttermilk, and stir lightly until the dough comes together.
- 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.
- Bake at 250C for 8-10mins.