Does one use buttermilk or heavy cream?
The recipe’s ingredients list heavy cream as the liquid. The instructions state buttermilk but makes no mention of cream. Which do we use?
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That said, my guess is that it should be buttermilk. The chemical leavening agent (baking powder here) needs some acidity to activate and I don't think heavy cream has enough acidity to provide the rise shown in the photo.
For what it's worth, traditional Southern biscuits call for buttermilk and can be made from just three ingredients: self-rising flour (which includes the chemical leavening agent), lard/shortening, and buttermilk.
One can mimic buttermilk by adding an acid to another dairy liquid. Search online for instructions on how to do this at the correct proportions.
Best of luck.
That said, self rising flour is just not something that would ever be in my cupboard. 😏🙃😘
I mostly responded because A.) you showed no indication that you had any knowledge about the action of chemical leavening agents, and B.) it didn't appear that you noticed that this recipe author has been AWOL for five years.
Had I known that you were well acquainted with chemical leavening agents and their action, I wouldn't have spent the time responding.
You can track down the recipe author on Instagram if you want a direct answer from her and maybe she'll respond.
As for self-rising flour, I don't keep any of that in my pantry, mostly because I don't bake often so the chemical leavening agent would definitely lose its potency. If you make biscuits several times a month (or other items that call for the ingredient), buying self-rising flour is a definite consideration.
After all, it takes maybe two seconds to dump a pound of flour into a mixing bowl sitting on a scale. How long does it take to measure out 3 1/2 cups of flour, search the Internet for the appropriate chemical leavening agent additions, do the math for that quantity of flour, and combine?
Anyhow best of luck for your search for The Truth(TM). :o)
Your response is really horrible and I would suggest you don’t respond to people unless you’re sincere. Now I think you were just jumping at an opportunity to be braggadocios. You were not helpful. You were a bitch in your second response. Please go away.
Also, nice way to cower behind your numerical nomenclature (that means the name you chose). Anonymity always makes for the best assholes. Congratulations! You succeeded.
If you’d like to respond please meet me at the corner of Fuck You & Go Fuck Yourself. Bring a sweater.
Have a wonderful day!