Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Grandma's Buttermilk Biscuits + Festival Fun - Part II

Here's a tried and true recipe that my dear grandmother used to make, early in the morning before everyone woke up. Waking up to the wonderful aroma of these heavenly biscuits was such a treat and a great way to start the day. Especially when served with her homemade blackberry jam. So simple and easy, but oh, so good!
Cest bon, cher!

Grandma's Buttermilk Biscuits

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 tsp. salt
3 tsp.'s baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 cup buttermilk
Bacon drippings

Combine dry ingredients in large bowl. Add butter and buttermilk and mix to make a sticky dough. Knead lightly on a floured board. Form a smooth ball, and roll into 1/2 inch thickness, and cut with a biscuit cutter into 3 inch rounds. Place biscuits on a cookie sheet greased with bacon drippings or cooking spray. Bake at 425 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes. Makes 12 biscuits. Enjoy!

Festival Fun- Part II

Day 2 of Festival Acadiens was a little cooler, with a nice breeze, and turned out to be quite a beautiful day. We started out at The Bayou Food Festival, for some sinfully delicious Cajun food. With over 40 booths from local restaurants, it was hard to choose.

My friends wanted some fried seafood boudin balls and a hot sausage poboy!
Ke-aww, cher, both were scrumptious, but the seafood boudin balls were fab!

I ordered a decadent crawfish enchilada from the Pat's Downtown booth and it was out of this world! To see my recipe for Crawfish Enchiladas, click here.

And I just had to get a Crawfish-Spinach Breadbowl, too, you know, to get my daily veggies in. Sinfully good! To see my recipe for Crawfish-Spinach Breadbowls, click here.

After shoring up our energy supply, we headed over to the main stage, Scene Ma Louisiane for a Cajun waltz. Ryan Brunet and Les Malfacteurs were entertaining the crowd. I took this little clip! So much fun!

Ryan Brunet and Les Malfacteurs

Then we made the trek over to the Boomer Tent, where Kevin Naquin and the Ossun Playboys were reving up the crowd. My favorite Mardi Gras Krewe, the Krewe de Canaille were really cutting up and dancin' the day away! This group sure knows how to party!

Next up was the hotter than Tabasco band, the Lost Bayou Ramblers. The fiesty crowd was loving this band and was getting a bit crazy. Lots of HOT jitterbuggin' going on there, too!

And finally, it was time for the final act of the festival. The crowd doubled in size as everyone made their way over to Scene Ma Louisiane to hear the great Wayne Toups, whom this year's festival was dedicated to. He really blew it out, and the crowd went absolutely wild and was dancin' up a storm! I almost got knocked down a few times, while taking this clip. Until next year, or at least till next weekend, let the good times roll, cher!

Wayne Toups and ZydeCajun

Hope ya'll are having a great week! Merci beaucoup for coming by!


kitchen flavours said...

Thank you for sharing your grandma's buttermilk biscuits. They look lovely! You are sure having fun, don't you? Wish I'm there right now, I'm actually drooling over the hot sausage!! Wow, with 40 booths to choose from, I would definitely start with the sausage first!

Midlife Roadtripper said...

Why is it whenever I'm trying to shed weight, someone posts the most delicious recipes with bisquits and fried goodies. Course, if present at your parties, I could dance that off. Right?

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Joanne said...

What comforting mornings those must have been, with that wonderful aroma filling the house, and your grandmother tending to the kitchen. It sounds so peaceful.

Kat said...

Nothing beats more music and dancing than a good biscuit!!

Marguerite said...

kf- Thanks so much for your sweet comment! You're so welcome! The biscuits are so easy and I hope you try them. That hot sausage was awesome!

Julie- Cie la vie, cher! You're right about that, the secret is dancing it off! Calories in, calories out! lol So much fun, too!

Fuat- Thanks, so glad you enjoyed it! When you dance for three days straight, the calories evaporate!

Joanne- Mornings at Grandma's were the best and the biscuits were only the beginning of a huge breakfast. Hope you try them, they're fab!

Kat- Merci, cher, glad you like them! But, starting tonight, there is even more good music and dancing! Wish you were here!

Rosaria Williams said...

I savored every last bite just by indulging here and fantasizing about all this good food and music and company. That music sure gets you in the mood for partying.

nanny said...

Grandma's biscuits look Perfect! I will be making these!
We have a friend that is from Buras and he says Ke-aww and we love husband says, Drew, what is that word you say? He can't remember it!!!
Is there a festival every weekend? Man you all have so much fun!

Eddie Bluelights said...

Those biscuits look divine. Grandma's have a few goodies tucked away, don't they. Enjoyed the music and dancing and tried to find a certain tall lady moving like greased lightning but failed because:

There was a Cajun Lady, Delight
Who danced much faster than light.
She proceeded one day
In a relative way
And returned on the previous night.

LOL Love your blog and as well as a quick dancer you are a quick blog poster. Prodigious output. Eddie

Drick said...

love that melted butter as the fat in these biscuits, some kind of goodness - and that's some fine looking grub too at the festival, oh man, what all I could eat......(dreaming here......)

Magic of Spice said...

Love the biscuits, my Grandfather used to make these for me :)
The festival is looking like quite the party...

Arlee Bird said...

I do love biscuits with creamy sausage gravy. I don't make gravy very often cause I'm the only one in the household who likes it. But I do make biscuits almost every weekend. I'm lazy and do the Pillsbury canned biscuits which are pretty darn good actually. Biscuits really aren't that hard to make--I have made them from scratch, but what the heck-- the canned ones work.

As usual, looks like everyone down there is having a rollicking good time.

Tossing It Out

Anonymous said...

Bacon makes everything delish.

Pat Tillett said...

I knew I could count on you for some food...
Tomorrow morning, home made bizits...

Marguerite said...

lakeviewer- Thanks so much for your lovely comment, cher! So glad you enjoyed it all! Yes it does, and the dancin' really gets your blood pumping! So much fun! Have a great weekend!

nanny- Thanks, cher! So happy you like them and want to try them! I use that expression when something really wows me! lol Yes, in the Spring and Fall, there are several festivals, every weekend and even a few smaller ones during the week!

Eddie- Merci beaucoup for all of your sweet compliments and poem, cher! I am not in these videos,
but I took 22 clips and will be posting a lot more on my Youtube channel. Find me there, if you can! lol

Drick- Thanks, cher, so glad you like the biscuits. It's an oldie, but goodie recipe and I hope you give them a try. The food at this festival was fabulous! One of these days, you will have to drive over! It's not that far, really!

Spice- These biscuits are the good old- fashioned, Southern kind and are really easy to make. Thanks, it WAS quite the party, our end of the summer blow-out! So much fun!

Arlee- Pillsbury biscuits are good, but these are so much better! lol Hope that you give them a try. This festival was a blast and there are two more, this weekend! Thanks for coming by, cher!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

WOW!!! Those biscuits look PERFECT!!! So delicious and pretty, too!!! Gotta try this one, cher!!! And of course, they are not fattening, right? ;-)) Dancing with you in spirit, dear friend! Love you! Janine XO

Mary Bergfeld said...

What a lovely post! Where would we be without our memories? Yor grandmother's biscuits look and sound delicious. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Marguerite said...

Janine- Merci beaucoup for the lovely compliment, cher! And they really are quite low in fat, with only 1/3 cup of butter in the recipe. It's what we put ON the biscuits that is usually fattening. lol Thanks, you can be sure that I danced a few for you! Cheers!

Mary- Thanks so much for your sweet comment! Hope you have a great time on your trip! Bon voyage!

A Kitchen Witch said...

I tried out the biscuits! Just took 'e, out of the oven. Gonna share a post about it and link to your recipe :) Thanks for sharing!