These are the real deal. This recipe has been passed down through my mom’s family in Kentucky.
Preheat the oven to 450°. 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 ¼-⅓ 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. Add nearly one cup of milk and stir together with a fork. The dough will form a ball.
Scatter a heavy layer of flour over your counter and put the dough on it. Using your hands, pat the dough out to about ½ inch thick. You can use a rolling pin, but I like to use my hands. 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.
Place the cut biscuits on a baking stone or cookie sheet. You may have some biscuits that aren’t perfectly round and others that look like a blob of dough.
I don’t worry about that for two reasons
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.
Bake the biscuits for 10 minutes, until they begin to lightly freckle on top. Slather with butter. Add your choice of apple butter, jam or honey and devour. Don’t forget to lick your fingers.
- 2 cups flour
- salt a pinch or two
- 1 Tbs. baking powder heaping
- ¼–⅓ cup butter
- 1 cup milk or a little less
- 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 ½" thick.
- Cut into circles and place on a baking sheet.
- Bake at 450° for 10 minutes.
Nice! I love step by step. I shall try again, when I recover from the last time 🙂
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
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!
Those look absolutely scrumptious. I need to get myself one of those biscuit cutters too.
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…
Dawn Farias says
I am going to be making these tonight. Thanks, again, Tiffany!