Friday, May 15, 2009

Recipe :: Jam Butters and Buttermilk Biscuits

These are the easiest, fluffiest, yummiest biscuits. Make them once and you’ll never forget them.
And the butters...Oh baby- the butters! These will be the simplest things you ever make and they will knock the socks off of your guests. Make sure the butter is at room temp so they’ll incorporate properly. Also, use any brand or flavor of jam you like. Take it one step further by using French or Danish butter. Trust me- you’ll notice the difference.

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All Photography by Karen Mordechai

1c unbleached all-purpose flour
1c cake flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tbl turbinado sugar
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp kosher salt
8 tbl cold butter
¾ c cold buttermilk

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. In a food processor, combine all dry ingredients. Pulse to aerate. Cut cold butter into ½ inch cubes and scatter over the flour mixture. Pulse 12 times. The mixture should look like cornmeal. You should still be able to see pea sized pieces of butter. Dump the mixture into a medium sized bowl and add buttermilk. Mix swiftly until just combined. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop biscuits onto a baking sheet. Do this quickly so as to keep the mixture as cold as possible. Bake for 15 minutes. Serve warm with jam butters.

Copyright © 2009 by Casey Solomon

3 sticks of room temperature unsalted butter (8oz each)
4-5 tbl each: strawberry, apricot, blueberry jams

Mix one stick of butter with one type of jam. You can do this by hand or with an electric mixer. Put in a ramekin or place in wax paper and roll to a log. These will keep for a week.

Copyright © 2009 by Casey Solomon


  1. deLux!!!! i had major food coma after this one. hehe. beautiful pics, karen!

  2. jam butter just might be the most brilliant thing I've ever heard of...

  3. your site looks delicious!! lovely!

  4. These look divine but I just wanted to check what is meant by cake flour and what is turbinado sugar?

  5. Looks yummy I cant wait to try the jam butters this weekend when we have company!I'd try the biscuits too but as the person before me asked- what is the difference in the flour and turbinado sugar??

  6. Cake flour can be bought at your grocery store. It is a super-fine milling of the softest part of the wheat kernel with less protein than all purpose flour which makes for a lighter texture.
    Turbinado sugar is the raw sugar cane. It is a larger crystal that has not been refined/purified like white sugar. It has a similar taste to brown sugar. It gives the biscuits pops of sweetness instead of sugary throughout. Happy Baking!!

  7. Can you please clarify the amount of all purpose flower? Looks like the amount may have gotten cut off. Thank you!

  8. Hi Notes from the Grove- that wouldn't be Ocean Grove would it?
    It is 1 cup of all purpose and 1 cup of cake flour. Happy baking!!!

  9. mmmmMMMmmmmmmmmm

  10. So delicious I can't wait to try them, I was just thinking about making some fresh blueberry jam and this would be a perfect use for it. :)

  11. I need to try the butterjam seems delicoius!!

  12. What a beautiful blog. I love the photography here & your recipes look great! Thanks!

  13. Wonderful, will try the jam, have plenty of homemade!!!! Love the biscuits

  14. Looks delicious! I'm going to try these biscuits.
    Beautiful photos, making them look all the more yummy.

  15. I bookmarked this post ages ago, meaning to make both the biscuits and the butters. It inspired this whole meal:

    Thanks for this blog - it is so inspiring.

  16. i happened upon you, on ! what a treat !
    i've been experimenting with cheeses, and now have 28 chickens, so i'm always looking for things to make out of eggs. your site is beautiful ! gald to find you !