I HAVE FOUND BUTTERMILK!
My first experience of it was when we started to make our own soda bread to serve with our amazing duck paté. It brings a lightness to your baking, it really is fabulous. I went on to experiment with a breakfast loaf which I feel is soon to become a best seller on my brunch menu. I made buttermilk pancakes, biscuits and southern fried buttermilk chicken, the list goes on.
It’s low fat, low cost and simply delicious….BUTTERMILK ROCKS!
However, during my quest for unusual buttermilk recipes I
came across a sweet little story about a group of American women in the 1930’s who baked pies, cakes and biscuits and made homemade lemonade for their church. They organised “bake and take” evenings for church suppers and made up picnic baskets to take down to the river when the minister was performing baptisms.
The following recipe is from the minister’s wife, Sister Lizzie Honeycut. It’s said that when she was asked for her recipes she was always tickled pink and happy to oblige. Sweet Lizzie did not believe in keeping secret recipes she saw them as “blessings” to be shared with all.
An admirable sentiment and so in the true spirit of sister Lizzie I will share with you one of her wonderful pie recipes.
Copyright © Ffiona Reid-Owen (2010)