I recently made butter (with milk from our cow, Heart – the one with the horns in the photo) and wanted to make something tasty with the buttermilk.  Where better to look than Sally Fallon? (from Nourishing Traditions)


3 1/2 c. whole wheat flour (we used our Steadfast CSA rations)

1 c. buttermilk

4 T. melted butter

1 1/2 t. sea salt

2 t. baking soda

Handful ofchopped dates

optional 2 T sweetener (gave, honey, rapadura)

Mix flour with buttermilk to form a thick dough. Cover and leave in a warm place for 12 to 24 hours. Place in food processor and process for several minutes to knead; then blend in the remaining ingredients. Remove dough to a well-floured pastry cloth or board and sprinkle with flour to avoid sticking. Roll dough to a thickness of about 3/4″, then cut out biscuits using the top of a glass and place them on a buttered baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for about 35 or 40 minutes; serve with butter and honey. This yielded a baker’s dozen.