Nov 20, 2011

Biscuits Southern Style

Biscuits are a breakfast bread that originates in the Southern U.S. Every weekend my mother would make a huge breakfast and biscuits was always included. They are a soft quick bread and are primarily eaten at breakfast, but you can eat them any time.  I love them and make them whenever I have a day off.  The normal southern breakfast consists of biscuits, gravy, eggs, sausage or bacon and hash brown potatoes.  However, if you don't eat pork that is ok, you will be full when you leave the table without it or you can use turkey bacon instead or halal bacon. 


2 cups of all purpose flour or 2 cups of self rising flour and eliminate the baking powder and salt, which is already included in the flour mix
1 TBS baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 TBS sugar
1/3 cup of shortening
1 cup of milk or buttermilk

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Combine all of the dry ingredients in a medium bowl.  Cut in the shortening until it looks like coarse meal.  Gradually stir in the milk until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl. 

Turn out onto a floured surface and shape into a ball.  Knead a couple of times, the less amount that you handle the dough the better.  Roll out the dough to about 1 inch thick.  Use a cutter or a juice glass to cut out the dough. Repeat until all of the dough is used. Place on a greased baking sheet.  Bake at 425 degress for about 15 - 20 minutes or until they are golden brown.  This recipe will make about 6-8 biscuits.