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National Buttermilk Biscuit Day – May 14 – Southern Style Biscuits Anyone?

National Buttermilk Biscuit Day falls on May 14. It’s a tasty national day that foodies love to celebrate.

Who can resist the tempting flavor of flaky buttermilk biscuits? They are a staple in the South at any gathering. If you love them as much as I do, today is the day to celebrate.

Southern style biscuits are perfect as a side dish, great on a lazy weekend morning for breakfast and a staple food side dish for any special occasion.

Biscuits are so versatile, and the taste of buttermilk biscuits is impossible to resist!

Buttermilk biscuits freshly cooked.

Looking for recipes and ideas for the national food days in May? Check out this post. It has a lot of great ideas.

Want something to go with fresh biscuits? Check out National Chili Day on the fourth Thursday of February.

National Buttermilk Biscuit day is celebrated on May 14. Find out about the day and gets some tasty recipes

Fun facts about biscuits

Here are some facts about biscuits that you may not be aware of:

  • Biscuits in the US are different from those in the UK.  If you ask for a biscuit in the USA, you’ll get what those in the UK know as scones. And if you ask for a biscuit in the UK, you’ll get what those in the US know as a cookie! 
  • The average buttermilk biscuit has over 200 calories.
  • The first biscuit cutter was patented in 1875 by Alexander P. Ashbourne.Buttermilk biscuits and gravy
  • Many people enjoy buttermilk biscuits and gravy instead of butter or jam.
  • The biggest difference between biscuits and rolls is the leavening agent.  Biscuits use baking soda and rolls use yeast. 
  • Even though butter is one of the main ingredients in a biscuit recipe, most people also add butter to the baked biscuit.
  • We have been eating buttermilk biscuits since before the Civil War.
  • Those biscuits in a refrigerated can first came out in 1931 when Ballard and Ballard patented them.

How to celebrate Buttermilk Biscuit Day

  • Go out to eat at a Southern Style restaurant and order a side of Buttermilk Biscuits.
  • Have a buttermilk biscuit exchange. Each person brings a box of their favorites with a recipe and you test them. Then you swap both the recipes and the finished biscuits to take home.
  • Check out your local restaurants to see if they are offering specials for this National Food Day.
  • Read Cajun Cornbread Boy and the Buttermilk Biscuit Girl to your Child. 
  • Whip up a batch of buttermilk biscuits using one of the recipes below.
  • Play the album Buttermilk Biscuits (Keep On Square Dancin’ and have a romp while you eat biscuits.
  • Spread the word on social media using the hashtags #buttermilkbiscuit and #nationalbuttermilkbiscuitday.

Here is a tweet to get you started.

Looking for something to bake today?  It's #nationalbuttermilkbiscuitday. Get some recipes for making biscuits as well as ideas for what to eat homemade biscuits with. 🍢🥛 Click To Tweet

Enjoy these recipes for National Buttermilk Biscuit Day

With National Buttermilk Biscuit Day (May 14) coming up soon, it’s time to start sampling some new ways to honor the traditional biscuit. Here are 10 tasty ways to celebrate today:Best buttermilk biscuits day. They make a wonderful side dish or breakfast choice

Days of the year featuring biscuits

There are three days of the year that feature biscuits. One is for our furry friends, one is the buttermilk biscuit that we talk about there and the third refers to the word biscuit as those in the UK use it. We know it as a cookie!

  • National Dog Biscuit Day – February 23
  • National Buttermilk Biscuit Day – May 14
  • National Biscuit Day – May 29 

And if you love bread national days, be sure to check out National French Bread Day for another carb inspired national day.

There are almost 2000 national days of the year.  The list of national days in May has over 350 of them, alone and many are associated with food. Don’t miss a single national day. Check back soon to see what day we are celebrating this week.

And for a special treat, be sure to print out our free printable word search puzzle. It’s a great way to de-stress and the kids will like them too.

Pin these biscuit recipes for later

Would you like a reminder of these biscuit recipes? Just pin this image to one of your cooking boards on Pinterest so that you can easily find it later.

Watch our YouTube video to learn about more national days in May.

Buttermilk biscuit recipes

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