House - Made Oatmeal Buttermilk Bikkies
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup quick oats (not instant)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp shortening
  • 2 tbsp cold butter
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk, well shaken
  • 1/3 cup dark raisins
  1. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Cut in butter and shortening until a coarse-meal texture forms.
  3. Pour in buttermilk and mix just until blended, mix in raisins. Do not overwork the dough!
  4. Pat out on a floured board, cut with a cookie cutter or rim of a glass and place on ungreased sheets.
  5. Bake 12 minutes, rotating pans halfway through baking time.
  6. Remove immediately to wire rack.
These are a delicious home version of my bakery's buttermilk biscuits. Rich, sweet and buttery, flaky and perfectly spiced with a hint of cinnamon, the dough works perfectly with dark Thompson raisins and (if you like) even pecans. Best warm out of the oven but can be frozen and microwaved for a quick nibble.