Tag: buttermilk

Raspberry Buttermilk Cake

An easy, light, thin cake.

Ingredients Step
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Butter and flour a 9" round pan (springform is helpful).
1 c. flour
1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
Whisk together.
1/2 stick butter, ideally softened
2/3 c. white sugar
Beat together until pale and fluffy.
1/2 t. vanilla
1/2 t. lemon zest. (optional)
Add. Mix in.
1 egg Add. Beat well.
1/2 c. buttermilk Alternate the dry ingredients with the buttermilk to make a batter. Smooth into prepared cake pan.
1 c. raspberries Scatter on top. Do not push in.
1.5 T. sugar Sprinkle on top.
Bake til golden and a toothpick inserted at center removes cleanly, ~15 minutes.
Cool 10 minutes in pan. Then turn onto a cooling rack for 10-15 (until warm).

Source: Smitten Kitchen

Thyme Buttermilk Biscuits

Makes four small biscuits.
Ingredients Step
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
1 c. flour
1 t. baking powder
1/8 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
1/2 t. thyme, dried
3 T. butter, cold Cut into dry ingredients.
1/3 c. buttermilk Add. Blend with fork until just combined.
Knead a few times. Pat into square and cut 4 pieces.
Bake 10-12 minutes until golden on bottom.
Source: unknown

Strawberry Cake

A dense cake that can hold up to heavy, wet fruit like strawberries or peaches.
Ingredients Step
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Put parchment in bottom of 9" cake pan.
1 stick butter, softened
1/3 c. white sugar
1/3 c. brown sugar
1 t. vanilla
zest of 1 lemon
Beat together on medium-high, periodically scraping, until light, fluffy and creamy (~5 min). (No joke -- don't skimp on this. It's the secret to the cake.)
2 c/255 g AP flour
2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
Whisk together.
2 eggs Add eggs one at a time, scraping between each.
3/4 c. buttermilk Incorporate by halves with flour, just until no large lumps remain.
5 oz. strawberries, sliced into planks 1/4-inch thick Fold in to batter. Transfer batter and smooth.
5 oz. strawberries, sliced into planks 1/4-inch thick Scatter the second half of the berries atop cake.
3 T demerara sugar Sprinkle atop cake.
Bake until puffed, deeply golden on top, fully baked where strawberries meet cake, and pulling away at sides (~45-50 min).
Let cool completely, then remove from pan.
Source: NYT / Alison Roman