Thursday, April 15, 2010

Grandma would be proud!

So one of my favorite memories of my grandma is going to her house for lunch in high school and fresh biscuits sitting on her oven for me.  I wasn't really close to her but that always made me feel special.  And let me tell you they are the best ever!  (my dads come in a close second).  Anyways for years I have tried to find a recipe that would be close or the same as grandma's.  I think I have done that!  I made these this morning and they were YUMMY.  Another fond memories of biscuits.  My dad would make them and we would poke a hole with our finger in the middle.  Then pour home made syurp in them and enjoyed.  I love spending that kind of time with my dad.  I will be making these again.  Kristen asked for the recipe so here it is. :Step 1. Stir together 2 cups flour, 2.5 teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon salt.
2. Cut in with knife until it looks like coarse "meal" 1/4 cup shortening. 
3.  Stir in 3/4 cups milk
4.  Round up on lightly floured board.  Knead lightly. 
5.  Roll out about 1/2 inch think.  Cut with floured biscuit cutter.  Place on ungreased baking sheet. 
6.  Bake 10 to 12 minutes at 450.  makes about 20

So next time I make these I am going to cut them out a little thicker and I took them out of the over after 7 minutes so check them as they cook.  I don't think it will take the whole time or they'll burn.  It also only make 10 not 20 biscuits.  From start to finish was about 20 min and that included baking and cleaning up after.

1 comment:

PapaJeff said...

They look good. A hint for next time - instead of cutting them out with a biscuit cutter, choke off a hunk of dough about as big as a cat's head (hence the name "cathead biscuits"). Roll them sort of round, then put into a lightly greased cast iron skillet to bake. You can usually fit about 7 - 10 biscuits in a 10" skillet.

Oh, and that cut in with a knife is for sissys! Use your hands, girl, use your hands!!

Maybe you can make me some next time I'm down or you're up.