Write it Down, Grandma – Rutheze Buttermilk Biscuits

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My grandma could plunge her hand into the barrel of flour, pinch a bit of this and that,
create tiny flour peas with her fingers – Swosh around the ever present Buttermilk into the mix and come up with fluffy biscuits quickly and easily –  with a smile on her face, a sparkle in her eye  – all while chatting  about her latest quilt.
For the rest of us – we need recipes – instructions – guidelines – Write It Down, Grandma!

This morning  – for my friend Mrs. White, at The Legacy of Home – I share Rutheze Buttermilk Biscuits
”Biscuits and Love are the Elements of Living”

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I wonder how many of my online friends know that I’m a tad bit obsessive compulsive? I like a nice neat cupboard and workspace.
Living with three messy boys – learning to live with grace and mercy for them – and them for me has been my daily prayer request. 🙂

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Sift the flour/baking soda/baking powder into the bowl.
Today I cheated at used my whisk attachment to blend.
If you do not sift or whisk, you may have tiny brown spots on top of your biscuits from the Soda?Powder?.
I use this attachment to blend in the crisco/butter/margarine.
Today I used Crisco for the first time in a couple of years. It was on sale at the BiMart.

I do not have buttermilk in the fridge daily like my grandma did, nor do I have a goat tied to the back porch – so I used milk with a splash of vinegar. I let the milk and vinegar sit for a few minutes to curdle. I think it helps the reaction to the baking soda   . . . . Be careful putting the whole cup in. I did today and the dough was a little moist.  I like to add in 3/4 cup and then see dough form from there.

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Today I just put a bit of flour on the board and a bit of flour on top so it wouldn’t stick.
From my experience – too wet just means that it may need to bake a few more minutes.  Too Dry means Hokey Puck.


If you are a newbie to baking – I’ll let you know that NOW is a good time to fill the bowl with HOT soapy water. After you get the biscuits in the oven, they will be ready to rinse clean. Letting dough sit is not fun in an hour. 🙂 Like the view from my kitchen window? Me Too! The picture to the right is what is behind that blue curtain. The window is over 6 feet wide. Monday, a HUGE EAGLE full spread wing flew off the roof to the edge of the yard to snag a 3-4 foot carp out of the lake. His wing span filled the whole window as he slid right over the balcony railing. I’ve never seen anything like it. . . . . Biscuits. Right. Sorry.


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Yum!  If you don’t have super wet dough, you wont have the flour on top.
You could drizzle butter over the biscuits before baking for the Kentucky Fried Chicken flavor, or after, for Um. Yum!


I think it is funny that she reminds us not to forbid the children from the kitchen,
and in the next breath reminds us to pray and faint not 🙂 Ha!


I am thankful for the Legacy of the Love of Cooking, Prayer and the Word from my Grandma!

Thank you Mrs. White for encouraging me  to  Write It Down!

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7 Responses to Write it Down, Grandma – Rutheze Buttermilk Biscuits

  1. Tricia says:

    What a treasure! The recipe, Grandma’s hand-written words from the Word and the memories. Wonderful. (and, of course, I voted the 1st day for west coast photo friend!)

  2. Karen says:

    I voted!! 🙂 Loved your post!

  3. Briana says:

    Visiting to help you break your record!

  4. jessie says:

    Love this.

    p.s. with the cast iron and red kettle your stove top looks like mine! 🙂

  5. Mrs. White says:

    This is just delightful!!! I am so grateful! Thank you so much!

    love and blessings
    Mrs. White

  6. Amanda says:

    Oh now I’m all teary-smeary because this recipe is so sweet and how could you know that no one around here likes my biscuits and I need a new recipe? You know I’m your #1 biggest fan….

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