The 14th of May is Buttermilk Biscuit Day.
Buttermilk biscuits are a quick, easy bread to make. You can have them for any meal, any time of the day.
Treat yourself to some at a restaurant today. Some restaurants today will offer buttermilk biscuit specials and contests you can enter.
Or, you can make some from scratch — just remember to get some buttermilk in the fridge in advance. (See Baking Powder Biscuits for tips on making biscuits).
Or, if you are pressed for time, cheat and get the ready-to-bake dough from a supermarket chiller cabinet.
See also: Biscuits, Buttermilk, Quick Breads
The earliest print mention of a “Buttermilk Biscuit Day” that CooksInfo is aware of dates from 2005. It appeared in several affiliated newspapers across the states at the same time:
“Today is: National Buttermilk Biscuit Day.” — Port Huron, Michigan: The Times Herald. 14 May 2005. Page D1, col 1.
Cristobal, Charlene. Celebrating National Buttermilk Biscuit Day in Tallahassee. Tallahassee, Florida: WCTV. 14 May 2016. Accessed April 2021 at https://www.wctv.tv/home/headlines/Celebrating-National-Buttermilk-Biscuit-Day-in-Tallahassee-379529751.html
Cermak, Cliff. On National Buttermilk Biscuit Day, Choose Only the Best: Bojangles. Business Wire. 9 May 2018. Accessed April 2021 at https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180509005197/en/National-Buttermilk-Biscuit-Day-Choose-Bojangles
Giese, Sven. Tag der Buttermilch-Biskuits – der amerikanische National Buttermilk Biscuit Day. Blog entry. 14 May 2018. Accessed April 2021 at https://www.kuriose-feiertage.de/tag-der-buttermilch-biskuits/
Straessle, Breeanna. Celebrate National Buttermilk Biscuit Day with Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. PR News Wire. 13 May 2016. Accessed April 2021 at https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/celebrate-national-buttermilk-biscuit-day-with-cracker-barrel-old-country-store-300267951.html