Southern Buttermilk Biscuits and a GIVEAWAY! (winner announced)

UPDATE: The winner of the Progressive biscuit cutters is:

#36 – Ruby @ Ruby Red Apron: “Became a fan on Facebook”

Congratulations, Ruby!  Be sure to reply to the email you’ve been sent, and your biscuit cutters will be shipped out to you directly from Progressive International!  Thank you to everyone who entered :)

Last month, my husband and I went to Savannah, Georgia for the first time.  We had dinner at the Pirate’s House and were served the most luscious, melt-in-your-mouth, buttery biscuits!  They came with an orange honey marmalade and were absolutely to die for.  I couldn’t wait to get home and try making them on my own.I found a recipe that looked like an authentic southern biscuit recipe, fine-tuned it a little, and got baking!  The dough for these biscuits was easy to handle and cut (I used my 2 5/8 inch Progressive biscuit cutter) and were perfectly golden after 10 minutes of baking.  They tasted perfect: tender and moist!  The orange honey marmalade spread on them puts these biscuits over the top.  It’s such a nice alternative to just using butter on top!

Southern Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe inspired by the Pirate's House in Savannah, Georgia
Southern Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe inspired by the Pirate's House in Savannah, Georgia

Progressive International, which is a large American company specializing in kitchen gadgets, sent me this awesome set of 7 biscuit cutters that I am giving away today!   If you visit their website you can read all about this great company and find out where to buy their products!  You will find that their food preparation tools come in many fun colors with an aim to make the preparation stages of cooking and baking as easy and enjoyable as possible.  Some of Progressive’s most popular products include kitchen storage solutions, onion choppers, bowls and mandoline multi slicers.  You can buy anything you are looking for….from baking gadgets and cooking products to pantry solutions, spices, tools and accessories.  I’ve had my eye on their collapsible cake/cupcake carrier for a while now!

I love these biscuit cutters!  They are colorful, lightweight, easy to clean, and sturdy (and will never lose their shape since they are plastic).  Two of my favorite things about them are: 1.  They all stack inside each other to save storage space in your cupboard and 2. They are two-sided: one side is plain and the other has scalloped edges so you can choose which you want to use. I also love the fact that each cutter has it’s size printed on it for those recipes that specify the size needed.  Other than biscuits, these would be perfect for cookies, tarts, scones, and pierogi and are ideal for the baking I will be doing in the future.

Progressive International Biscuit Cutters Prepworks Giveaway and Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting the board/counter
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt (or other fine salt)
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, very cold
1 cup cold buttermilk

Orange Honey Marmalade:
1/3 cup orange marmalade
1 1/2 teaspoons honey

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat your oven to 450°F.
Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl, or in the bowl of a food processor. Cut the butter into chunks and cut into the flour until it resembles course meal. If using a food processor (ingredients will stay colder and less chance of over-mixing this way), just pulse a few times until this consistency is achieved.  Add the buttermilk and mix JUST until combined.  If it appears on the dry side, add a bit more buttermilk. Dough should be very wet.
Turn the dough out onto a very well-floured board or counter.  Gently PAT (do NOT roll with a rolling pin) the dough out until it’s about 1/2″ thick. Fold the dough about 5 times, gently press the dough down to a 1 inch thick. Use a round biscuit cutter (mine was 2 5/8 inch) to cut into rounds.  You can gently knead the scraps together and make a few more.  The dough must be handled as little as possible or you will have tough biscuits.
Place the biscuits on a cookie sheet- to keep them soft, have them touching each other on the sheet.  If you like more crisp sides, put them about 1 inch apart (like I did), but these will not rise as high as the biscuits put close together.  Bake for about 10-12 minutes- the biscuits will be a beautiful light golden brown on top and bottom. Do not over-bake!

 

GIVEAWAY DETAILS

Thanks to Progressive International, one lucky Wishes and Dishes reader will win a set of these biscuit cutters!   Many thanks to them for providing the review and giveaway product. Giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian readers.

HOW TO ENTER THE CONTEST

To enter to win, simply leave a comment on this post and answer the following question:

What kitchen tool do you find most useful?”

You can receive up to FIVE additional entries to win by doing the following:

1. Subscribe to Wishes and Dishes by email (enter your email address in the box at the top right hand side of my page). Come back and let me know you’ve subscribed in an additional comment on this post.

2. Become a fan of Wishes and Dishes on Facebook. Come back and let me know you became a fan in an additional comment on this post.

3. Follow Wishes and Dishes on Pinterest. Come back and let me know you became a fan in an additional comment on this post.

4. Follow @wishesndishes on Twitter. Come back and let me know you’ve followed in an additional comment on this post.

5.  Become a fan of Progressive International on Facebook.  Come back and let me know you became a fan in an additional comment on this post.

Deadline: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 11:59pm EST.

Winner: The winner will be chosen at random using Random.org and announced at the top of this post.  I will email the winner and if he/she does not respond within 48 hours, another winner will be selected.

Disclaimer: Progressive gave me this set of biscuit cutters and is also mailing a set out to the winner of the giveaway.  My opinions remain entirely my own.

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Author:Ashley

These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, Broadway musicals, cruises, Disney World, Christmas, storms, 80's and country music, and my favorite pastime has always been baseball. Go Yankees!

112 Responses to “Southern Buttermilk Biscuits and a GIVEAWAY! (winner announced)”

  1. June 11, 2013 at 3:39 AM #

    These biscuits look brilliant :D
    Good luck to all entrants for this giveaway!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  2. joejoe
    June 11, 2013 at 5:42 AM #

    My favorite kitchen tool is my ice cream scoop

  3. Missy
    June 11, 2013 at 6:49 AM #

    My Kitchenaid Mixer!

  4. June 11, 2013 at 9:32 AM #

    I can’t even tell you how good these look! And those biscuit cutters would come in handy in my kitchen!

  5. June 11, 2013 at 9:32 AM #

    And I already follow you on twiiter :)

  6. June 11, 2013 at 9:32 AM #

    Everybody seems to be sharing biscuit recipes and I feel left out! They all look delicious and biscuits are definitely one of my favorites (Especially with sausage and gravy). Thanks for the inspiration, I definitely need to get on the homemade biscuit wagon!

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  7. June 11, 2013 at 9:33 AM #

    AND Facebook :) Have a great day!!

  8. Christine Brophy
    June 11, 2013 at 11:20 AM #

    My favorite kitchen tool is my starfrit chopper. I use it for cutting onions ( which I hate cutting by hand)

  9. Candice
    June 11, 2013 at 11:29 AM #

    The kitchen tool I find most useful is the wok.

  10. Candice
    June 11, 2013 at 11:30 AM #

    I’m subscribed to Wishes and Dishes via e-mail.

  11. Candice
    June 11, 2013 at 11:30 AM #

    I follow Wishes and Dishes on Pinterest.

  12. June 11, 2013 at 11:55 AM #

    MMM! I cant resist a freshly baked biscuit with jam.

  13. June 11, 2013 at 12:05 PM #

    I totally know the feeling! I went to Atlanta for the first time last month and I had the most amazing biscuits and cornbread, it was crazy, I was in awe, I wanted to cry.

    Thanks for making these!

  14. June 11, 2013 at 1:13 PM #

    I love my silpat for baking! It is perfect to keep cookies from sticking to my baking sheets :)

  15. Katriel
    June 11, 2013 at 1:36 PM #

    My favorite kitchen tool would have to be my crockpot. And how great would these biscuits be with some chili or soup?

  16. Laura
    June 11, 2013 at 1:37 PM #

    My knives – I love them! Although, there are so many items I wouldn’t want to go without!

  17. Laura
    June 11, 2013 at 1:38 PM #

    I’m a fan of you on Facebook!

  18. Laura
    June 11, 2013 at 1:39 PM #

    I follow on Pinterest!

  19. Tom
    June 11, 2013 at 1:51 PM #

    These are great with honey as well..Favorite kitchen too is probably my paring knife. Although hard to make cookies and cakes without a good food process or Mixer.

  20. June 11, 2013 at 2:23 PM #

    I find my mixer most useful!

  21. June 11, 2013 at 2:27 PM #

    I am subscribed to your blog by email!

  22. June 11, 2013 at 2:29 PM #

    I am already a fan of your facebook page.

  23. June 11, 2013 at 2:31 PM #

    I’m a fan of Progressive International on facebook.

  24. Nancy Monteleone
    June 11, 2013 at 3:01 PM #

    My go to item is my chef’s knife – - can’t imagine creating dishes without it!!

  25. June 11, 2013 at 3:41 PM #

    Those are cutter-heaven! They are so darn cute! What a great giveaway! And the biscuits recipe is amazing! (Love biscuits!!)

  26. Kentuckylady717
    June 11, 2013 at 4:37 PM #

    I like my garlic press :)

  27. June 11, 2013 at 5:49 PM #

    Oooooh these biscuits look like such delicious perfection!!!

    I love all kitchen tools, but my rubber spatulas probably get the most use ;)

  28. June 11, 2013 at 6:13 PM #

    My Ninja food processor!

  29. June 11, 2013 at 7:27 PM #

    Beautiful biscuits! :) I think I’d have to say my kitchen aid mixer. I use it whenever I bake and for making ice cream… love it!

  30. June 11, 2013 at 7:27 PM #

    Also, I follow you on Twitter. :)

  31. June 11, 2013 at 9:05 PM #

    The kitchen tool I find most useful is my mixer!!!

  32. June 11, 2013 at 9:06 PM #

    I subscribe to emails!

  33. June 11, 2013 at 9:06 PM #

    I follow on pinterest!

  34. June 11, 2013 at 9:17 PM #

    Oh my gosh I love biscuits AND orange marmalade! My kitchen tool that gets the most use is my chef’s knife!

  35. June 11, 2013 at 9:44 PM #

    Yum! These biscuits sound so perfect!

    The kitchen tool I find most useful is my red silicone spatula! :)

  36. June 11, 2013 at 9:51 PM #

    Became a fan on Facebook

  37. June 11, 2013 at 9:51 PM #

    Became a follower on pinterest

  38. June 11, 2013 at 9:52 PM #

    following on twitter!

  39. June 11, 2013 at 11:12 PM #

    Those look like fun cutters!

  40. Michelle Parkhurst
    June 11, 2013 at 11:24 PM #

    Ashley this wishes and dishes blog is amazing. I have no clue why I am just realizing this. And the biscuits look amazing. I will definantly be keeping a better eye on this. Good for you.

  41. Michelle Parkhurst
    June 11, 2013 at 11:25 PM #

    I now like you on facebook

  42. Michelle Parkhurst
    June 11, 2013 at 11:26 PM #

    My favorite kitchen tool would have to be kitchenaid.

  43. Michelle Parkhurst
    June 11, 2013 at 11:27 PM #

    I became a fan of progressive international.

  44. Michelle Parkhurst
    June 11, 2013 at 11:29 PM #

    Unfortunantly I do not have a pinterst or twitter. I barely have time for FB.

  45. Sarah
    June 11, 2013 at 11:48 PM #

    Oh my gosh…. I just made the cut-off. My kitchen aid mixer is my favorite!!!

  46. Sarah
    June 11, 2013 at 11:49 PM #

    I subscribe to your emails

  47. Sarah
    June 11, 2013 at 11:50 PM #

    And I like you on fb!

  48. Sarah
    June 11, 2013 at 11:52 PM #

    I also follow you on Pinterest :)

  49. June 12, 2013 at 12:15 AM #

    These biscuits look mighty tasty! I love the orange marmalade with honey, sounds so good! I am obsessed with my food processor and use it all of the time. :)

  50. June 12, 2013 at 8:23 AM #

    Oh girl, you know I love biscuits! They look great!! My cast iron skillet is my true love in the kitchen!

  51. June 12, 2013 at 8:24 AM #

    I’m a facebook fan!

  52. June 12, 2013 at 8:24 AM #

    I follow you on twitter!

  53. June 12, 2013 at 8:25 AM #

    I follow you on Pinterest!

  54. Cindy
    June 12, 2013 at 1:21 PM #

    I would have to say my stand mixer is what I use the most.

  55. June 12, 2013 at 1:24 PM #

    my favorite tool is my cutting board and knife with the 5 inch blade i grab that before any thing else.

  56. June 12, 2013 at 1:26 PM #

    i follow on Facebook

  57. June 12, 2013 at 1:29 PM #

    i follow on pinterest

  58. June 12, 2013 at 1:30 PM #

    i follow on twitter

  59. June 12, 2013 at 1:33 PM #

    am now a fan of Progessive International on Facebook

  60. Patty
    June 12, 2013 at 1:35 PM #

    “What kitchen tool do you find most useful?”~~~ my KitchenAid mixer I couldnt live without it!

  61. Carolann Shutek
    June 12, 2013 at 2:38 PM #

    A sharp knife is my most useful kitchen tool…can’t do much with a dull knife:) The biscuit cutters look great!

  62. June 12, 2013 at 2:43 PM #

    The tool I think is the most useful is the microplaner – cheese, chocolate, nutmeg…so many uses!

  63. June 12, 2013 at 2:45 PM #

    I follow you on twitter @withinthekitchn

  64. June 12, 2013 at 2:45 PM #

    I am a facebook fan of yours.

  65. June 12, 2013 at 2:46 PM #

    I follow you on Pinterest.

  66. June 12, 2013 at 2:46 PM #

    I’m a fan of progressive international on FB.

  67. June 12, 2013 at 2:47 PM #

    I subscribed via email.

  68. mbk
    June 12, 2013 at 3:50 PM #

    I love my batter bowl! Perfect for making my layer cakes and cupcakes even.

  69. mbk
    June 12, 2013 at 3:53 PM #

    I follow on Facebook

  70. mbk
    June 12, 2013 at 3:54 PM #

    I subscribe via email

  71. mbk
    June 12, 2013 at 3:56 PM #

    I follow progressive on facebook

  72. mbk
    June 12, 2013 at 3:57 PM #

    I follow on Pinterest

  73. Kristy P
    June 12, 2013 at 4:44 PM #

    My favorite kitchen gadget is my food chopper from Pampered Chef. It chops up everything easily without squishing things. I can make fresh chopped salsa easily without mushing up the tomatoes, and without cutting off one of my appendages.

    I have liked you on FB, Pinterest, and pretty much, I just like you :-)…no I LOVE YOU!!!

  74. Kristy P
    June 12, 2013 at 5:10 PM #

    I liked Progressive on FB. I also discovered that my favorite colander is by Progressive!

  75. June 12, 2013 at 5:10 PM #

    Would love to win the biscuit cutters – not something I already have. My favorite kitchen tools are my spatula’s from Pampered Chef.

  76. June 12, 2013 at 5:11 PM #

    I follow on fb ;)

  77. June 12, 2013 at 5:15 PM #

    Such an essential recipe for Southern summers! I love serving biscuits with big bowls of chili, salads and grilled meats. Lovely!

  78. June 12, 2013 at 6:16 PM #

    Those biscuit cutters are too cute! And so are these petite biscuits. Just cause they’re small doesn’t mean they aren’t packed with AMAZING flavor! I want seven.

  79. June 12, 2013 at 7:11 PM #

    I love homemade biscuits! And buttermilk ones may be the best. We have some biscuit cutters than I use for almost everything except biscuits – I usually cut my biscuit dough with a knife, into squares, so there’s no waste! Although the round ones do look pretty.

  80. Lisa
    June 12, 2013 at 7:21 PM #

    My most useful kitchen item is my cutting mat.

  81. June 12, 2013 at 8:19 PM #

    These look so good! I love the idea of a orange honey marmalade on my biscuits. YUM! Lovely post Ashley. :)

  82. Stacey
    June 12, 2013 at 10:05 PM #

    My favorite kitchen tool is my cookie scoop.

  83. Stacey
    June 12, 2013 at 10:09 PM #

    I follow you on Pinterest

  84. Stacey
    June 12, 2013 at 10:10 PM #

    I “Liked” you on Facebook

  85. Stacey
    June 12, 2013 at 10:12 PM #

    Fan of Progressive International on Facebook.

  86. Calli
    June 13, 2013 at 12:13 AM #

    rubber spatula!

  87. June 13, 2013 at 2:36 AM #

    These biscuit cutters are so cute. I love the rainbows of colors. :) I think the most useful kitchen tool is the stand mixer. I use it almost everyday. Thanks for hosting the giveaway. I’m heading to Progressive International to see what other fun gadgets they have. Thanks for introducing me to this company.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  88. June 13, 2013 at 2:37 AM #

    Subscribe to Wishes and Dishes by email

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  89. June 13, 2013 at 2:38 AM #

    I am a fan of Wishes and Dishes on Facebook

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  90. June 13, 2013 at 2:39 AM #

    Following Wishes and Dishes on Pinterest.

    my [at] utry [dot] it

  91. June 13, 2013 at 2:40 AM #

    I am a fan of Progressive International on Facebook.
    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  92. Jennifer Laneaux
    June 13, 2013 at 2:32 PM #

    I couldn’t live without my food processor!

  93. June 13, 2013 at 3:57 PM #

    Love the biscuit cutters. I love making different shapes and sizes of almost anything. Thanks for your hard work on your blog.

  94. June 13, 2013 at 8:14 PM #

    Your flaky biscuits dripping with orange marmalade looks delightful. My friend passed on to me her recipe and showed me how to keep folding the dough on top of itself to get all of those delicious southern flavours of the biscuit. That concept would be perfect with your cute little colourful cutters. Take Care, BAM

  95. June 14, 2013 at 12:25 AM #

    I love the idea of orange honey marmalade!! YUM!

  96. Blessie Nelson
    June 15, 2013 at 10:40 AM #

    so glad to have found your amazing blog! And those biscuits – OMG! I want to bite one!

    email subscriber
    blessienelson(at)gmail(dot)com

  97. Blessie Nelson
    June 15, 2013 at 10:41 AM #

    like you on FB – Blessie nelson

  98. Blessie Nelson
    June 15, 2013 at 10:41 AM #

    follow you on twitter
    @Bless_Eliz

  99. Blessie Nelson
    June 15, 2013 at 10:54 AM #

    follow on pinterest – blesseliz

  100. Blessie Nelson
    June 15, 2013 at 10:55 AM #

    like progressive on Fb – blessie nelson

  101. Maureen
    June 16, 2013 at 2:55 PM #

    The shredder and the peeler.

  102. Erica E
    June 17, 2013 at 12:37 PM #

    It’s not really a utensil but I use my 4 and 8 cup glass measuring all the time.

  103. Erica E
    June 17, 2013 at 12:38 PM #

    I follow on Pinterest.

  104. Erica E
    June 17, 2013 at 12:53 PM #

    I follow on FB.

  105. Erica E
    June 17, 2013 at 12:56 PM #

    I liked Progressive Intl.

  106. karen
    June 17, 2013 at 8:26 PM #

    My silicon-tipped tongs. I reach for them almost every day!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    karenreichmann@hotmail.com

  107. Julie
    June 17, 2013 at 10:57 PM #

    My cutting board to chop everything up.

  108. Julie
    June 17, 2013 at 11:05 PM #

    1. Already Subscribed to Wishes and Dishes by email

    2. Already a fan on facebook.

    3. Started to Follow Wishes and Dishes on Pinterest.

    4. Become a fan of Progressive International on Facebook.

  109. Maureen
    June 18, 2013 at 1:03 PM #

    What kitchen tool do you find most useful?

    my dehydrator…or is that a small appliance? it is still my favorite and most used kitchen tool i have.

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