National Buttermilk Biscuit Day:
The staple addition to breakfast, the Buttermilk biscuit is celebrated on the National Buttermilk Biscuit Day on the 14th of May every year.
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Why National Buttermilk Biscuit Day?
Known very commonly as the “quick bread”, the biscuits do not need time to rise before you bake them and they have either baking soda or baking powder acting as a leavening agent. The buttermilk biscuit is made usually with salt, buttermilk, butter, baking soda, flour, and baking powder. It is one of the preferred dishes to have at your breakfast table. The dough is beaten nicely and then folded to create air pockets allowing it to expand at the time of baking. The air incorporated within the biscuit causes them to rise. These beautiful biscuits are inexpensive and are a delight to have and there is no reason why we shouldn’t celebrate this simple recipe. The National Buttermilk Biscuit Day is a celebration of this delightful baked goodie.
How can we celebrate National Buttermilk Biscuit Day:
Buttermilk biscuit is among the most favored food in breakfast and it is easy to make (bake) as well. If you want to make a celebration on the day remembering the goodness of this baked delight, then here are some tips on how you can do it.
- Celebrating the buttermilk biscuits and not having them would be a shame. You should indulge in these delicious biscuits on this day if not on all days.
- You can make your recipe for the biscuits, serving it with your choicest of syrups or gravies. You can make a famous egg and cheese sandwich with these biscuits.
- If you are looking for some interesting ways to serve these biscuits, then do try out the below options.
- Serve the biscuits with your favorite soup.
- You can also have pulled pork, pork loins, pork chops served with the biscuits
- The BBQ juices blend so well with these biscuits which soak them up heartily.
- A simple butter and jelly with these biscuits will kill your hunger pangs instantly.
- You can use these biscuits as the base for your shortcakes with strawberries. All that you need to do is add a little sugar, whipped cream, and strawberries.
Do not forget to share your ideas, pictures, and how you celebrated the National Buttermilk biscuit Day on your social media with the hashtag #NationalButtermilkBiscuitDay.
Interesting facts about National Buttermilk Biscuit Day:
It is interesting to note that the biscuits were a part of the meal before the civil war in America since they were not expensive. Since these biscuits could easily absorb gravies, even better than the normal bread, and they were inexpensive, they soon became very popular. The biscuits and gravy became a hit instantly. Here are a few such facts about biscuits to know on this day.
- The word “biscuit” is French by origin, translating to twice-baked.
- If you didn’t know already, there is a perfect way to dunk your biscuits. It is to do it horizontally to get the best taste.
- Surprisingly, a survey indicates nearly 83% of the people love to have a biscuit with coffee rather than going out.
- The word biscuit finds a mention in Shakespeare plays like “As you like it”, “Troilus” and “Cressida”.
- The refrigerator biscuits are those which are canned and are ready to be baked when you want. The patent for this product is held by Ballard and Ballard since 1931.
- The southern part of the US has had buttermilk biscuits as a staple part of their diet for a very long time. It is enjoyed generally with butter. They serve the biscuits for breakfast accompanied by maple syrup, light sugarcane syrup, molasses, sorghum syrup, jam, jelly, or honey, and sometimes as a breakfast sandwich.
History of National Buttermilk Biscuit Day:
There is no specific mention or information on how the biscuits day came into existence or who initiated it. We do have evidence that states that biscuit-making has been in existence since the Roman era, the biscuits resembling the rusk that we have currently. However, modern-day biscuits came into existence in the Middle Ages, with the earliest recipe dating back to the 15th century. There is another theory that the first of the biscuits were baked in Persia dating back to the 7th century BCE.