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...
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...