Thursday, 1 September 2016

I Ditched Buttermilk Biscuits For This


Buttermilk again. Yup, in spite of swearing that I won't be buying anymore buttermilk (unnecessarily), I immediately grabbed a carton when I saw it at the supermarket.

I had plans you see, I wanted to make biscuits. Ever since I tried the biscuits at Texas Chicken, I told myself that I must bake some. And buttermilk is one of the ingredients.

But....as usual I deviate from my plans. Instead I got distracted when I was searching for ways to dispose off any leftover buttermilk. Yup, I was thinking......after baking biscuits what was I going to do with the rest of the buttermilk?


Apparently you can make Buttermilk Quick Bread and I found 10 variations here. So there goes my biscuits (which I felt was too time consuming) and instead I baked a Cranberry Walnut Loaf (which was a lot easier).


Besides, I had some dried cranberries and leftover walnuts to get rid of, so this was in a way perfect. 

There's orange zest in this cake, so the aroma was lovely. 


The batter is not as wet as the Blueberry Lemon Zucchini Bread and it took only 45 minutes to bake.


Are you disappointed I didn't bake biscuits? Actually I kinda regretted it because it would have gone so well with my Oven Fried Buttermilk Chicken.

But no worries, if I see buttermilk on the supermarket shelves, I will be sure to grab another carton because I do want to bake them biscuits!

Buttermilk Cranberry Walnut Loaf 
Recipe source : Adapted from The Kitchnn

Ingredients :
- 240g self raising flour
- 1/2 cup caster sugar
- zest from 1 orange
- 1 cup dried cranberries, tossed with some flour
- 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped and tossed with some flour
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 large egg
- 125g butter, melted
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract

Method :
1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar and orange zest. Set aside.
2. In another bowl whisk together melted butter, egg, vanilla extract and buttermilk.
3. Pour the wet ingredients into the flour mixture and fold to combine.
4. Once the batter is evenly mixed, fold in the dried cranberries and walnuts.
5. Pour batter into a lined loaf pan and bake at 160C for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

33 comments:

  1. i still a bit confuse with cup, 1/2 cup is how many gram?

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    1. Can google mah....about 100g. You going to bake is it?

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  2. I need some of these bread. My fridge is still empty after moving house. I woke up feeling so hungry this morning >.< ...

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    1. I wish I could share with you. I have a few slices in the freezer.

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    2. Please share with me too!!!!!


      I want! I want!


      Just give me your address for free pick up or just leave it somewhere and tell me to self-collect if you are still shy to meet me.

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  3. I'm not disappointed...I prefer cakes over biscuits anytime! Oh, I love orange zest in cakes...it brings out a zesty aroma. It always amazes me how you always have ingredients you want to get rid of and then you end up making something worthy from leftovers...haha! O_o

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    1. hee..hee...I still hoard stuff, that's why I keep having these leftovers :D

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  4. I will go for this cake than cookies or biscuits. Hehe. Anyway I am not so good in baking so I am kind of admire you for your baking skill and determination.

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    1. hee..hee...thank you...sometimes my baking did not turn out well.

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  5. Buttermilk craze!

    I love the Texas Chicken biscuits too.

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  6. I love Texas Chicken since my 1st taste of it several months ago! I'm waiting patiently for your recipe ya :P
    Btw, how's buttermilk packaging looks like and which section to find it at supermarket?

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    1. It is usually at the whip cream/cream cheese/sour cream section. It's packed in a carton like milk.

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  7. Hi Phong Hong,

    I have to admit that buttermilk is the never the same as milk plus vinegar!!! If I have to buy it, I will buy it!!! Or use plain yogurt... they are equally good too :)

    Very nice buttermilk loaf!!! Must buy more and bake the biscuits :)

    Zoe

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    1. Hi Zoe! Yes, can't beat the real thing :)

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  8. How did the Amercian and metric measurements creep into the recipe?

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    1. Ah....I am so used to metric, so I just mix and match hee..hee..

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  9. ooo, i'm not sure i've had buttermilk bread before ... i wanna see more buttermilk recipes! :D

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    1. There will be more! If I can get buttermilk that is. The supermarket stock seems to be very limited.

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  10. Your cake looks super delicious! I prefer cakes to biscuits too! I dont buy buttermilk, I'm too kiamsiap! I use whole milk mixed with lemon juice, works perfectly!

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    1. Thanks, Joyce! I get to buy it very rarely since there seems to be short supply.

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  11. I am 100% sure I would love to eat this. Bake biscuits next time?

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  12. The buttermilk bread looks so good. How nice if I can reach out and take a slice. Heheheee!

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    1. hee..hee...wish I could share some with you!

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  13. buttermilk here is in almost every single market:) so I am not usually tempted to buy it:)
    your bake, as always, looks very good!

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  14. I have dried cranberries and walnuts... Wait till i get home... Then i might try this cake which yiu ditched the biscuits for!

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  15. Biscuits? Looks like cake to me.

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  16. Great combination! These make great snacks, dear! xoxo

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