There is nothing quite like a buttermilk biscuit with jam, honey, maple syrup, or butter to send your taste receptors into overdrive. What better way to honour a time-honored Southern custom than to observe National Buttermilk Biscuit Day on May 14? These flaky, carbohydrate-rich snacks arose prior to the American Civil War as a cost-effective addition to meals. When people realised that these robust bread products absorbed gravy on their plates better than plain bread, biscuits’ popularity skyrocketed, and the buttermilk biscuit we all know and adore was born. From celebrating at one’s favourite restaurant to preparing a gourmet batch at home, there are numerous methods to honour this Southern staple.
The background of National Buttermilk Biscuit Day
The versatility of the buttermilk biscuit is one of its greatest qualities. Whether you prefer your biscuits drenched in gravy or with traditional brunch fare, buttermilk biscuits can be served as an accompaniment to any meal. Feeling particularly ravenous at lunchtime? Instead of waiting in line at your usual restaurant, microwave a couple of biscuits. Problem fixed!There isn’t much you can’t add on a buttermilk biscuit, from molasses to fruit-flavored jellies. With the addition of bacon, egg, and cheese, you have a gourmet brunch. If traditional isn’t your style, you can even slather them with peanut butter. Celebrate National Buttermilk Biscuit Day by experimenting with your favourite condiments.Buttermilk biscuits are a universally comforting delicacy, regardless of where you grew up. Obviously, if you were reared in a traditional southern home, you have a unique appreciation for them. In any case, what’s not to like? There is something immensely therapeutic about biting into a gooey, buttery biscuit.Before the American Civil War, the biscuit emerges as a distinct food product.During the Industrial Revolution, desserts and confectionary began to be mass-produced.Alexander P. Ashbourne is the first person to patent a croissant cutter.Ballard and Ballard patented ready-to-bake pastries for the refrigerator.
NATIONAL BUTTERMILK BISCUIT DAY ACTIVITIES
Go on a biscuit expedition
Rule number one: There can never be too many pastries. A few days before the holiday, scout out the local restaurant scene to determine what kind of discounts are available. Then, on May 14, put on your game face and proceed to your local Cracker Barrel for some home-style cooking, including buttermilk biscuits and flavorful gravy. Visit Red Lobster for dessert and devour copious quantities of their legendary and delectable cheddar biscuits. Church’s Chicken, Popeyes, and Bojangles’ all have delectable biscuits. Keep in mind that the earlier you begin, the more ground you will cover.
Make some biscuits
Nothing, and I do mean nothing, can compare to homemade buttermilk biscuits. If you don’t know where to begin, there are currently hundreds (give or take) of recipes circulating around the Internet. If you are feeling daring, create your own recipe! We’ll give you a hint: buttermilk will likely be required.
Transform commonplace buttermilk biscuits into a delectable dish.
In many cases, buttermilk biscuits can be made even more delicious by combining them with other delectable ingredients. From exotic casseroles to scrumptious cinnamon rolls, buttermilk biscuits can be used as a base for an abundance of distinct dishes. Use your imagination; the options are genuinely limitless!
NATIONAL BUTTERMILK BISCUIT DAY DATES