Southern Biscuits

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  1. OV1kenobi

    OV1kenobi

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    I am British and had an Irish/Polish mother.

    How is that for a combination? Lol!

    Sadly, my sainted Mother was neither a good Irish or Polish cook. God bless her, but she was terrible.

    Fortunately, I had a really nice Southern Granny from my father’s side of the family.

    She made the best biscuits. The kind that were thick and fluffy and simply melted into my mouth.

    If any of you are Southerners, you know exactly what I mean.

    Looking for a good recipe.

    Every time I try, my biscuits turn out like bricks.

    Help me!
     
  2. spurgon

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    download.jpeg-1.jpg Southern Biscuit brand Complete Biscuit Mix, Formulated L.
    Add buttermilk and your done.
    You be the judge!
     
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  3. GlockFan7

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    I had one of those grannies. Now I want biscuits.
     
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  4. Hannie Caulder

    Hannie Caulder Diva extraordinaire

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    Biscuits are simple. This is how Mommy taught me to make them:

    2 cups flour
    1 cup buttermilk
    1/2 cup shortening
    1 tablespoon baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon baking soda

    Mix the flour, baking powder, and salt in a big bowl.
    Add shortening and mix.
    Stir in buttermilk.
    Roll dough into circle on floured countertop.
    Fold in half and repeat several times.
    Cut biscuits out with biscuit cutter.
    Coat baking sheet with no stick spray (i.e. Pam).
    Place biscuits on sheet.
    Preheat oven to 450°.
    Bake 8 - 10 minutes until golden brown on top.

    Some people add a cup of shredded cheddar cheese into the dough for cheesy biscuits, but I like them plain with just butter and redeye gravy.
     
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  5. 6Actual

    6Actual Southern Backwater Mafia

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    Now I just need some homemade sausage gravy and an over easy egg to go over the biscuits :eat:
     
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    Now you've done it, everybody gonna' be makin' biscuits.
     
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  7. Bullwinkle J Moose

    Bullwinkle J Moose Quick! Duck!

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    I used to watch granny make scratch biscuits. She came from a farming generation and made biscuits every morning, because a sack of flour by far outlasted any baked loaf of bread. She didn't even use a bowl to mix the dough. She would put a batch size pile of flour on a piece of wax paper on the table and then make a depression in the center into which she would gradually add and mix/knead in the other ingredients by hand. What was about as amazing as the biscuits themselves is that when she got done hand rolling the biscuits and putting them on the baking pan, there wasn't any dough left on the wax paper or on her hands. She'd roll up and toss the wax paper and wipe off what little flour was left on her hands on a towel. PFM! I tried making biscuits that way and I got dough all over me and the surroundings.
     
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  8. Von Hayes

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    Read an article once that said you gotta use that southern flour....... northern flour ain't the same.....
     
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  9. JohnBT

    JohnBT NRA Benefactor

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    Here's another little thing. My grandmother used real buttermilk - what's leftover after you churn butter. I still have her recipe, but the biscuits have never been quite as good when made with store bought buttermilk.

    And the fact she chose to cook on a wood stove fueled with applewood from the orchard probably had something to do with it too. :) The new electric range was for canning in the summer.

    "homemade sausage gravy" Buy a couple of pigs and get started fattening them up. :) Life in the country is hard work if you do it right. You can eat more too if you work hard.
     
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    My mother used to bake homemade biscuits. I suppose they were OK, but the biscuits I really liked and still do are Pillsbury "Wop-em" can biscuits. I never really cared for "homemade" biscuits.

    I know. I'm weird.
     
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    The recipe on the Bisquick box is pretty good, too.
     
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    GDI...now i want Biscuits and gravy...
     
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    Bren NRA Life Member

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    If you add an egg, you'll get biscuits that are less dry and crumbly. My grandmother was legendary for biscuit and gravy making and that's what she did.
     
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    Put a little cream of tartar in the flour. 1/2 a teaspoon or so. I make those biscuits that so many speak of from their grandmothers.
     
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    greg vanstralen

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    Add a teaspoon of baking powder and they'll raise better and be fluffier!
     
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    This is about as far as I go for baking stuff....

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    The key to making good homemade biscuits is not to over-mix the dough! Slowly add your liquid ingredients to your dry ingredients starting in the center of a large mixing bowl using a clawing then folding action, and when you see the slightest hint that the ingredients are combined - STOP! And with as little concern for aesthetics as possible, add sufficiently sized portions of dough to your greased pan and bake until golden brown, then remove from the oven, slice open, add a generous amount of butterrrrrruh, and enjoy while hot!
     
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    Also good with honey or apple butter.
     
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    Now they’ll be a run on flour and shortening at the grocery stores
     
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