My Magic Buttermilk Biscuits are inspired by this month’s film for the Food ‘n Flix Club, To Kill A Mockingbird. I found this club and decided it would be fun to join in.
To Kill A Mockingbird Movie
I have never seen this month’s movie, although I do recall reading the novel in 9th grade. Watching this film for this month’s challenge was interesting. The film was made in 1962 but it is black and white. There are a couple of main story lines. One is where a man is falsely accused of a crime but found guilty anyway. The second is where a man is assumed to be dangerous but turns out he protects the kids in the story. I’m not really into interpreting novels or films for their messages, but I think to sum this one up you could say “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover”.
Magic Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe
At the beginning of the film, the father tries to get his two kids into the house to eat breakfast. He tells them they are having “hot biscuits”. This didn’t seem to motivate them as they continued to play outside. Biscuits are a favorite in the south, which is where the movie takes place. They are a favorite in my house as well. The recipe I have included here are what we refer to as “magic buttermilk biscuits” because they disappear like magic.
- ⅓ cup butter
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- ¾ cup buttermilk
- butter, melted, for biscuit tops
- Cut ⅓ cup butter into flour with pastry blender until mixture is crumbly. Add buttermilk, stirring until dry ingredients are moistened. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface, and knead 3 or 4 times.
- Roll dough to ¾ inch thickness, cut with a 2½ inch biscuit cutter. Brush biscuits with melted butter. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake at 425 degrees for 12 to 14 minutes.
Adapted from The Ultimate Southern Living Cookbook
Food ‘n Flix Club
I enjoyed participating in the club and watching something I may not have chosen myself to be fun and inspirational. While I am not a huge fan of message movies and this certainly has messages. I suppose back when it came out the message was probably a new one for folks to think about, but we get hit over the head with these messages daily and in truth, we found the movie a little slow. We also found the dialog a bit difficult to understand at times. On the other hand, it’s a classic and I’m glad that we watched it. I look forward to future Food ‘n Flix challenges.
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