Mason Jar Buttermilk Biscuits
It all started one lazy Saturday morning when the kids were craving McDonald’s breakfast biscuits but no one wanted to drive the thirty minutes to the closest McDonald’s to get them. The unstoppable Josh Kelley decided in that moment to try his hand at making his own and the results were pretty damn spectacular! Since then he’s made a few variations to the basic recipe and has come up with this perfected Mason Jar version which was even featured in Country Weekly magazine where he was publicly dubbed “The Biscuit King.” We enjoy his biscuits regularly with eggs, or jam or even the occasional sausage gravy when he decides to tap into his southern roots. He shared this video on his YouTube page and I’ve stolen it so I could share it here with you! I haven’t attempted making them so I can’t say for sure, but they look pretty simple to whip up. Or that could just be because Josh makes it look so damn easy! Give the recipe a try if you’re craving some fluffy, flaky biscuit magic of your own.
- 2 ¼ cups flour (plus additional flour for kneading dough)
- 1 cup buttermilk (or less, depending on texture of dough)
- ⅓ cup of soft butter
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp Clabber Girl Double Acting Baking Powder
- Lid of Mason jar
- Peppercorn bacon
- 1 tbsp mayonnaise
- 1 tsp Sriracha sauce
- Preheat oven to 425°F. Spray baking sheet with canola oil.
- To make aioli, combined desired amount of mayonnaise and Sriracha sauce in a small bowl and set aside.
- Mix flour, salt, sugar and Clabber Girl baking powder together in a bowl.
- Break butter into smaller chunks and mash into mixture with a fork. While whisking with your fork, slowly pour in the buttermilk until you have to use your hands to form a ball (texture shouldn’t be sticky or crumbling — add more flour or buttermilk if this happens).
- With flour on your table or cutting board, knead dough 20 times. Flatten dough into a big circle, about 14 – 16 inches. Fold dough in half and use Mason jar lid to cut out perfect circles.
- Place on baking pan about an inch apart and put in the oven for 13 minutes. Brush top of biscuits with melted butter before removing from the oven.
- While biscuits are in the oven, cook bacon in a frying pan on the stove top. After bacon is ready, remove and place on paper towels. Whisk one egg in small bowl and cook in a frying pan.
- Remove biscuits from oven. When cool enough to touch, break biscuits open using hands and spread the mixture of mayonnaise and Sriracha onto each side of the biscuit. Add scrambled egg and bacon, and enjoy.