Biscuits

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These are the real deal. Recipe passed down through my mom’s family in Kentucky.

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl stir together 2 cups of flour, several shakes of salt (I never measure this), and a heaping Tbs. of baking powder. Make sure you have as much baking powder as that Tbs can hold; really pile it high.

Cut in 1/4 – 1/3 cup of butter. I cut a stick to a bit more than 5 Tbs. and then soften it in the microwave. Put it in the bowl with the flour ingredients and cut it in with a pastry cutter or a fork.

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Add nearly one cup of milk and stir together with a fork. The dough will form a ball like this:

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Scatter a heavy layer of flour over your counter and put the dough on it. Using your hands, pat the dough out to about 1/2 inch thick. You can use a rolling pin, but I like to use my hands.

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Grab your fancy biscuit cutter, or if you’re like me and don’t have a fancy biscuit cutter grab a glass or cup that has an opening about the size you want your biscuits. I like my biscuits on the small side. Don’t laugh at the cup I use to cut them out. It was all I could find.

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Place the cut biscuits on a baking stone or cookie sheet. You may notice some of my biscuits aren’t perfectly round and the one in the middle looks like a blob of dough. Two reasons for this: first, I’m not perfect, neither are my biscuits. I’m okay with that. Second, my husband really likes the “mut”, just the dough scraps stuck together. I don’t know why he likes it, but he does.

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Bake the biscuits for 10 minutes, until they begin to lightly freckle on top.

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Slather with butter. Add your choice of apple butter, jam or honey and devour. Don’t forget to lick your fingers.

Biscuits
2 cups flour
salt, a pinch or two
heaping Tbs. baking powder
1/4 – 1/3 cup butter
milk, nearly 1 cup

Stir together the dry ingredients. Cut in the butter. Stir in the milk to form a ball of dough. On a floured surface, pat or roll the dough out to about 1/2 inch thick. Cut into circles and place on a baking sheet. Bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes.

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Comments

  1. Nice! I love step by step. I shall try again, when I recover from the last time :)

  2. Just us Five says:

    oh!!! i love this. thanks somuch for visiting my blog- because now i found yours. I will be visiting often. I’m gonna make your biscuits

  3. Yummy!! I love finding recipes from people who’ve actually tried them. And, I love the photos of the dishes and steps! Brilliant!

    I’ll be back for more, SITStah!

  4. blueviolet says:

    Those look absolutely scrumptious. I need to get myself one of those biscuit cutters too.

  5. MBB Founder and Editor Denene Millner says:

    YES! I’m from NY, but the ‘rents are from the South, and we take biscuits seriously. My mom discovered my uncle’s recipe when I was younger, and we ate them with Karo syrup–and, of course, gained like 10 lbs a piece in weeks!

    I didn’t get the chance to get my mom’s recipe before she passed, and when I moved down here to GA, I couldn’t find anyone to give up their recipe. You’re the first person to share! I can’t wait to try these…

  6. Dawn Farias says:

    I am going to be making these tonight. Thanks, again, Tiffany!

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