Transforming the Ordinary into Exceptional
Bread, a staple in nearly every culture, has the transformative power to go from ordinary to exceptional. Imagine a world where the biscuits you craft aren’t just biscuits—they’re an experience. That’s exactly what we’re doing with these Buttery, Flaky, Tomato-Infused Biscuits. We’re upping the ante in the bread game, and you won’t believe how simple it is to achieve it.
Bread as an Emotional Journey
Ah, bread. It’s been with humanity for millennia, evolving along with us. The smell of freshly baked bread can invoke childhood memories, conjure up a sense of home, or simply envelop you in a wave of comfort. When you toss tomatoes into this ancient equation, what you get is not just a culinary treat but an emotional journey.
Ingredients: The Four Pillars of Flavor and Texture
Let’s get to the heart of these biscuits by diving into each main ingredient:
- Butter: This isn’t just fat; it’s flavor central. Grated and frozen, the butter lends a layered, flaky texture that’s to die for.
- Tomatoes: They do more than add a burst of color. Sliced and seedless, tomatoes introduce juiciness and a tangy zing that complements the richness of the butter.
- Self-Rising Flour: This is your structure. Your base. It gives the biscuits their body and lift.
- Buttermilk: It goes beyond moisture. Its tanginess adds complexity to the flavor profile, and its acidic nature helps the biscuits rise to their fluffy best.
Breaking Down The Steps: Demystifying Bread Making
Now that we’ve talked about the ingredients, let’s break down the steps:
- Prep Work: Grating the butter and freezing it ensures you’ll get flaky layers.
- Tomato Care: Removing the seeds prevents sogginess and ensures a firm, but juicy texture.
- The Mix: Combining the flour, tomatoes, and butter prepares the foundation of your biscuits.
- The Liquid Gold: Adding buttermilk in stages prevents overmixing, and helps you get a soft, cohesive dough.
The Unexpectedly Easy World of Bread Baking
If you think bread-making is a complex, time-consuming affair, this recipe is here to shatter that illusion. Four ingredients. A couple of bowls and a baking tray. A smattering of simple techniques. And voila! You’re not just baking; you’re crafting artisanal biscuits that would make even a seasoned baker blush.
Catering to Every Lifestyle: Bread Should Be Inclusive
- Vegan Friendly: Substitute dairy butter with vegan butter and make plant-based buttermilk with almond milk and a tablespoon of vinegar.
- Gluten-Free Galore: Replace regular flour with a 1:1 gluten-free flour blend. Also, make sure your baking powder is gluten-free.
- Keto Adaptation: Swap the flour for almond flour and replace buttermilk with full-fat coconut milk. Omit tomatoes to keep the carb count low.
Final Thoughts: Why Settle for Average?
These biscuits are more than a recipe; they’re a statement. A testament to how simple ingredients can create complex flavors and textures. So why continue with the same-old, same-old when you can easily make something extraordinary? The time to elevate your bread game is now, and these Buttery, Flaky, Tomato-Infused Biscuits are your ticket to bread nirvana.
4 Ingredient Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits!
- ¾ Cup Cold Butter
- 3 ½ Cups Self Rising Flour (Or Sub 3 ½ Cup All Purpose Flour, 1 Tbsp Baking Powder, 2 Tsp Salt)
- 1 ¼ Cup Buttermilk (Or Sub 1 ¼ Cup Regular Milk and 1 Tbsp Vinegar)
- 1 Egg
- 1 Cup Tomatoes (or any topping you like, optional)
- Grab cold butter and grate it. Place in the freezer for 10 min.
- In a bowl add self rising flour, your sliced tomatoes, and frozen butter.
- Add buttermilk in 3 sections mixing in between. Once fully combined, place your dough onto a flat surface.
- Bring your dough together (no ‘knead’ to knead 🤪). Just flatten it down with a rolling pin and then fold over. Turn 90 degrees. Repeat this step 5 more times to create the flakes (watch video if this doesn’t make sense or ask me!)
- After about 6 folds, flatten dough with a rolling pin to about 1 1/2 inches thick. Slice into 8 even biscuits. Place onto a buttered & floured baking tray. Brush with egg wash.
- Bake in the over at 375 degrees for about 30 min. Remove and enjoy!!!