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National Buttermilk Biscuit Day

Celebrate National Buttermilk Biscuit Day with delicious, fluffy buttermilk biscuits - the perfect side for breakfast or dinner!
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May 14
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Break out your biscuit cutters and get ready to celebrate National Buttermilk Biscuit Day on May 14! This delicious day has been around for many years, celebrating the humble buttermilk biscuit. One of the most popular biscuits in America, these fluffy treats have been enjoyed by generations. They're perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner - with a pat of butter and some jam or honey it's hard to resist their soft yet crunchy goodness.

History of National Buttermilk Biscuit Day

National Buttermilk Biscuit Day Dates

National Buttermilk Biscuit Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Biscuit Inception</div><div class='timeline-text'>Buttermilk biscuits became a staple food in Southern American kitchens during the 1800s due to their simple, inexpensive ingredients.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1931</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Commercialisation Begins</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first canned/bottled biscuit dough, named "Bisquick", was introduced to the market, making biscuit-creating convenient and accessible.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1972</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Iconic Biscuit Restaurant Established</div><div class='timeline-text'>"Biscuitville", a fast-food restaurant renowned for its Southern-style breakfast items like buttermilk biscuits, was established in North Carolina.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1982</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Biscuits Enter Fast Food Scene</div><div class='timeline-text'>McDonald's began serving breakfast with the introduction of the Egg McMuffin, later adding biscuit sandwiches to its breakfast menu in the 1980s.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2001</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Buttermilk Biscuit Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Buttermilk Biscuit Day was established to celebrate this humble, yet adored Southern staple, deciding on an annual celebration every May 14th.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2017</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Biscuits on Gourmet Menus</div><div class='timeline-text'>Buttermilk biscuits started gaining recognition in high-end dining and gourmet restaurants, redefining their image from a simple comfort food to a symbol of nouvelle Southern cuisine.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Buttermilk Biscuit Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Bake your own biscuits</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Homemade buttermilk biscuits are surprisingly easy to make and delicious. All you need is some all purpose flour, baking powder, salt, butter, and buttermilk. Mix all the ingredients together, roll out the dough and cut into circles, bake for 12 minutes and enjoy.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit a biscuit making cafe</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Many cafes specialize in baking homemade buttermilk biscuits. Visit one of these cafes, indulge in a warm biscuit with butter and jam or honey, and you'll understand why Buttermilk Biscuit Day was created.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Throw a biscuit party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite your friends over and get creative with your biscuit toppings! You can do classic jams or honeys or get creative with fresh fruits, nut butters, herbs, cheeses, veggies or even savory meats. The possibilities are endless!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Give the gift of biscuits</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Make up a batch of buttermilk biscuits and give them to your friends and family as a special treat! Package them up in pretty little boxes with ribbons or stickers so they can be enjoyed any time.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Learn about biscuit history</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Buttermilk biscuits have been around for centuries! Learn more about the origins of this traditional dish by doing some research online or visiting your local library.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Buttermilk Biscuit Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Buttermilk biscuits are fluffy and delicious</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Nothing beats the soft, flaky texture of a freshly-baked buttermilk biscuit. Whether you slather it in butter or honey, they melt in your mouth with each bite. And if you're feeling adventurous, why not try adding some cheese and bacon for an extra special treat?</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Buttermilk biscuits can be used in a variety of recipes</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>If you're looking for a quick and easy meal, look no further than buttermilk biscuits! They can be served as a side dish with any main course, used as the base for sandwiches or even topped with jam for a sweet breakfast treat. Plus, they only take minutes to prepare - making them perfect anytime!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Making buttermilk biscuits is a great family activity</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Want to spend some quality time with your loved ones? Why not make buttermilk biscuits together? Not only is it fun for all ages, it's also an engaging way to teach children about measuring ingredients, basic baking skills and how to follow directions. Plus, everyone gets to enjoy the finished product at the end - what could be better?</p></div></div>

5 Unbelievable Facts About Buttermilk Biscuits

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Origins of the name "Biscuits"</h3><p class='facts-content'>The term "biscuit" comes from the Latin words "bis" and "coctus", meaning twice-cooked, which had a different sense and method of preparation than the fluffy stove-top variety we relish today.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Buttermilk Benefits in Biscuits</h3><p class='facts-content'>Buttermilk, famous for its acidity, reacts with baking soda to produce carbon dioxide, making buttermilk biscuits light and fluffy with a unique tangy flavor.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Nutrition Facts in a bundle</h3><p class='facts-content'>A typical buttermilk biscuit carries around 200-250 calories, substantial amounts of calcium and selenium, and can provide around 10-15% of the daily requirement of iron and vitamin E in one serve.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Psst! Secret Ingredient Revealed</h3><p class='facts-content'>Adding real unsweetened butter and frozen fat into the dough allows the pieces of fat to melt as the biscuit bakes, leading to those characteristic layers of dough in flaky buttermilk biscuits.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>World Record Buttermilk Biscuit</h3><p class='facts-content'>The world record for the largest buttermilk biscuit was set in North Carolina in 2012. The mammoth biscuit weighed in at a whopping 2,200 pounds and measured over eight feet in diameter!</p></div></div>

National Buttermilk Biscuit Day FAQs

When is National Buttermilk Biscuit Day?

National Buttermilk Biscuit Day is celebrated on May 14 every year. In 2024 National Buttermilk Biscuit Day will occur on a Tuesday.

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