Buttermilk Biscuits

Based on a true story from when I was in middle school. For anyone thinking of making buttermilk biscuits for Christmas, remember this: use less powdered buttermilk than you would liquid, but more than the package says is probably fine.

Buttermilk Biscuits

Originally written November 5, 2020

“You’re ruining the biscuits!” Mom exclaimed,
And grabbed the bowl of batter from my hands.
“That’s too much buttermilk,” she then proclaimed.
“Not one cup *powdered*—don’t you understand?”
I didn’t. I had read the recipe
That called for one full cup—the liquid kind,
And we had powdered. I guessed quantity,
Because I simply didn’t think to find
The right conversion. So Mom scooped as much
Powder out from the batter as she could,
And finished making biscuits—said, “As such,
These biscuits will not turn out as they should.”
And she was right. Because I used extreme
Amounts, the flavor was, in fact, supreme.

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