National Buttermilk Biscuit Day

National Buttermilk Biscuit Day is observed next on Tuesday, May 14th, 2024 (83 days from today).

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The staple addition to breakfast, the Buttermilk biscuit is celebrated on the National Buttermilk Biscuit Day on the 14th of May every year.

There's nothing quite like a fluffy buttery cookie combined with jam, honey, maple syrup or butter to get your taste buds hooked. What better way to celebrate a long-standing Southern tradition than to celebrate National Buttermilk Biscuit Day on May 14th? These flakey snacks emerged in the pre-Civil War era as an inexpensive addition to meals. As people realized that these powerful bread products absorbed the gravy on their plates better than regular bread, biscuits became popular and the version we all know and love - Butter Cookies - was born. From celebrating at your favorite restaurant to whipping up a delicious batch of food at home, there are plenty of ways one can pay homage to this Southern staple.

Why National Buttermilk Biscuit Day?

Popularly known as “quick bread,” cookies don't need time to rise before you bake and they have baking soda or baking powder that acts as a leavening agent. Butter cookies are usually made with salt, buttermilk, butter, baking soda, flour, and baking powder. It is one of the favorite dishes to have on your breakfast table. The dough is beaten and then folded to create air pockets that allow it to expand as it bakes. The combined air in the biscuits causes them to rise. These pretty cookies are inexpensive and fun to have and there's no reason why we shouldn't celebrate this simple recipe. National Buttermilk Biscuit Day is a celebration of this mouthwatering baked good.

History of National Buttermilk Biscuit Day

Butter cookies are a vaunted versatile food these days. Cookies as we think of them now were born not long before the Civil War. They are not expensive, partly because they do not require yeast. They can expand and expand because their components are hammered and because they are folded in such a way that air can be trapped within them. Biscuits are also popular because they are quick to make and easy to add to meals. They are also attractive because they absorb gravy better than bread.

Having a soft inside with a slightly browned crust, butter cookies are usually made with flour, baking powder, salt, buttermilk, butter or shortening, and sometimes sugar. Buttermilk biscuits have become more prominent in the southern United States, in part because flour from the South is made from soft winter wheat, has less protein than Northern flour, and is more suitable for making cookies.

Biscuits can be eaten on their own or used in many recipes, such as biscuits and gravies, casseroles, chicken and biscuits. They can be made to fit almost any type of meal and can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In 1931, Ballard and Ballard introduced refrigerated pre-baked cookies in cardboard boxes, which meant that cookies no longer had to be made from scratch.

Interesting facts about National Buttermilk Biscuit Day

Interestingly, cookies were part of the pre-Civil War meal in America because they were inexpensive. Since these biscuits can easily absorb the gravy, even better than regular bread, and they are inexpensive, they quickly become very popular. The biscuits and gravy became an instant hit. Here are a few facts about cookies on this day.

  • The word "biscuit" is of French origin, which translates to twice-baked.

If you don't already know, there is a perfect way to make your cookie crumbs. It is to do it horizontally to get the best flavor.

  • Surprisingly, a survey indicates that nearly 83% of people would rather drink a cookie with coffee than go out.
  • The word biscuit is mentioned in Shakespeare plays such as "As You Like", "Troilus" and "Cressida".
  • The cookies in the fridge are canned and ready to bake when you want them to. The patent for this product has been held by Ballard and Ballard since 1931.
  • The southern part of the United States has had buttermilk biscuits as a staple part of their diet for a very long time. It is usually enjoyed with butter. They serve breakfast cookies with maple syrup, light cane syrup, molasses, sorghum syrup, jam, jelly or honey, and sometimes breakfast bread.

Some reasons for National Buttermilk Biscuit Day being loved

  • You can use for breakfast, lunch or dinner

One of the greatest things about butter cookies is its versatility. Whether you enjoy cookies soaked in gravy or prefer to order them with a traditional brunch, buttermilk biscuits can be served as an accompaniment to any meal. Feeling hungrier when lunch arrives? Skip the line at your usual place of business and pop a few cookies in the microwave. Problem solved!

  • Everything is delicious on them.

From molasses to fruit-flavored jellies, there's nothing that can't go wrong with a buttermilk cookie. Throw some bacon, eggs, and cheese on top and you've got yourself a delicious breakfast. Oops, you can even dab them in peanut butter if tradition isn't your thing. Use National Dairy Cookies Day as an excuse to experiment with your favorite condiments.

  • They are a classic safe food.

Butter cookies are a universally safe food, no matter where you grew up. Of course, if you were raised in a good house in the South, you will likely have a special kind of appreciation for them. Regardless, what shouldn't be loved? There's just something about biting into a delicious butter cookie that's incredibly healing.

How to celebrate National Buttermilk Biscuit Day

  • Go on a cookie quest

Rule #1: You can never have too many cookies. To prepare for the holiday, research the local restaurant scene a few days in advance to discover the types of deals you can find. Then on May 14, hit your game and head to your local Cracker Barrel for some family-style cooking, complete with delicious buttermilk biscuits and water delicious meat. For dessert, head to Red Lobster for a generous serving of their legendary (and addictive) cheddar cookies. Popeyes, Bojangle' and Church's Chicken also have delicious cookies. Remember, the sooner you start, the more ground you will cover.

  • Make some cookies

Nothing, and I mean nothing, beats homemade butter cookies. If you are not sure where to start, there are hundreds recipes through the Internet for references. If you are an adventurous person, let create your own recipe! We'll give you a hint: you'll probably need skim milk.

  • Turn ordinary buttermilk biscuits into something special

As great as butter cookies can be made on their own, they can often be made even more delicious when combined with other great ingredients. From mouthwatering casseroles to scrumptious cinnamon rolls, there are many unique dishes that can be prepared using butter cookies as a base. Be creative - the possibilities are truly endless!


National Buttermilk Biscuit Day has been observed annually on May 14th.


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