Sunday, May 29, 2011

Lord love her, this Grandma shows us how to make a good pan of biscuits! Lucille here makes them like my Grandma did, using her bowl and her fingers to stir up the dough, then pinch them off, roll and flatten. I make them like my Mom, she always rolled them out and cut with her red Ekco biscuit cutter. This is an easy recipe that comes together in no time...

Momma's Biscuits
2 cups self-rising flour
1/4 cup butter flavored Crisco
3/4 cup milk or buttermilk
Preheat oven to 500 degrees.

Pay no attention to the baking powder here, I hadn't had enough coffee this morning so wasn't too clear headed! Just sift the self-rising flour into a bowl and cut in the shortening with a pastry cutter until the mixture is the consistency of fine cornmeal. Add the milk gradually and work into a soft dough.

Turn out on floured surface and knead for about half a minute. Remember what Lucille said, "I worked the dough too much and they were hard as rocks!" Roll the dough about 1/2" thick and cut with a biscuit cutter. Place the biscuits on a greased pan and bake about 10 minutes.

If you want to put a smile on someone's face today... make a pan of biscuits, set out the butter dish and a little honey! That's all you have to do and they will sing your praises...


  1. This was so cute..I love making them too, yesterday I made 2 batches of Cranberry Yugurt ones. :D

  2. Oh...I LOVE homemade biscuits!...:)JP

  3. These biscuits look delicious. I love the butter and honey too. This recipe will be going in my recipe file. Thank you!

  4. This could have been made down the road from me - the accent, the way she pronounced her brothers name AND the was she made biscuits. The only difference is my mama always put hers on a griddle to cook and she made 3 little ones for us. I don't know why they tasted better than the big ones, but they did!

  5. Such a sweet video and precious lady. I so enjoyed her cute voice and ways! I really like the way she squeezed off just the right amount of dough for each biscuit. Guess that perfection comes from baking since you were 11 years old :)

  6. I couldn't help smiling, listening to her voice. Brings back such memories. Thank you!

  7. Thanks for sharing this!! I think Miss Jayme (thecoopkeeper) might just have the most delicious honey in the world! I need to get myself some of that and make this recipe as soon as I can add white flour and sugar back to my diet! Ha!

  8. Shame on Me!
    I simply whack the side of the pkg of the cabinet top and put the biscuits onto the pan and into the oven. *blush My family doesn't know there is any other kind!

  9. Joycee, Doug brought home some strawberries and light cool whip last Sunday night and proceeds to whip up some biscuits. He says "you want some strawberry shortcake?" how am I to respond to this?
    yup. I ate some.
    xo, Cheryl

  10. OH, for that plate of bisquits before me right now. I supposed I could go check the cubbard for ingredients...

  11. YUM! There's nothing like a homemade biscuit!


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