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Sunday, May 16, 2010

BISCUITS.....

GOOD MORNING, SWEET FRIENDS...
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I'm ready for BREAKFAST....
ARE YOU ?














Low fat YOGURT is always good around here for breakfast...
But I have to admit that
WE LIKE BISCUITS BETTER ...!!

The original biscuit was a flat cake that was put back in the oven after being removed from it's tin, hence the French name "bis" (twice) "cuit" (cooked).

This very hard, dry biscuit was the staple for sailors and soldiers for centuries. During the time of Louis XIV, soldiers' biscuits were known as "stone bread."

**may I just add that MR. SWEET has mentioned, a time or two, that MY biscuits have been known to be hard, dry and STONE BREAD!.... but he was RUNNING when he said it !! hee heee..

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The above information was taken from the web...I didn't even realize that the word BISCUIT was FRENCH!!

O, and please notice my VINTAGE BLUE WINDMILL canisters in the background....

My recipe for the BEST homemade biscuits...FROM SCRATCH....
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2 cups all purpose flour
2 Tablespoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/3 cup shortening
3/4 cup BUTTER MILK
(no buttermilk ?...just add a tablespoon (or cap full) of vinegar to regular milk (we called it SWEET MILK when I was a kid...every now and then, I say "sweet milk" and the grands look at me like I have
3 heads !!) ;>)
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The dough needs to be moist...not dry, so if you need to add a little more milk, by all means, DO.
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I like my biscuits baked in a CAST IRON SKILLET
Those crispy bottoms...
O HONEY !
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425 for 15 to 20 minutes...until golden brown..just like in a magazine...
O...I HOPE YOU LIKE THEM...all buttered up and full of bacon, sausage, butter
or HOMEMADE CREAM GRAVY....
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Actually...when I was a young thing...when my mother made
biscuits or HOMEMADE, TO DIE FOR CORNBREAD,
I would get up from the table and get a piece of "just plain bread"..
Can you even believe THAT ?
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Yep....I WAS A TROUBLED CHILD...!!
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I would rather have a good, hot
biscuit for breakfast now than
anything I can think of...
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Sometimes we have
CANNED biscuits...
nothing wrong with those big
GRANDS....
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Sometimes I buy those
frozen biscuits and rolls and
may I just say....
DELICIOUS !!
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DUNKIN DONUT COFFEE !!
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....and we SURE DO like ANY kind of biscuit smothered in
CREAM GRAVY...











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It might seem mighty STRANGE to some people
that I would do a WHOLE, ENTIRE post on my blog.....
ABOUT BISCUITS..!!

but....I TOLD you .....
I was a TROUBLED CHILD..
;))

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62 comments:

Deb said...

Oh Yum, BJ. They look amazing. I am adding this recipe to my book. My mother made the most delicious biscuits when I was growing up and even as an adult she would bake us a batch for special occasions. If I ever find her recipe I will post it. I so enjoy your blog. You are quite the photographer. Have a great Sunday. Hugs, Deb (Carleton Place, Ontario Canada)

Amelia said...

Those biscuits looked soooo gooood!

Nothing better in the morning (or anytime of day) than good home made biscuits with lots of butter dripping down the side...and a glass of cold milk.

I just gained 5 pounds just thinking about this.

Have a great day.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Where do I sit girl...oh BJ this looks so yummy and I really haven't wanted to eat until now..maybe I should fix me from biscuits and say I can only eat french food ha ha!! I pray you have a great day my Dear friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

squawmama said...

Good Morning BJ... Loved the biscuit post and was so fun to read... I have taken your recipe because I have had no luck with biscuits and I just know your recipe will be a wimnner. We are up in Washington right now and getting ready to enter Canada and then off to Alaska. Have missed you!
Love & Hugs
Donna

Sarah said...

BJ, this post is going to make me get up and go downstairs to make some biscuits. They are definitely a favorite around here. In fact, when I make biscuits, I freeze what we don't eat. Then we pull them out some mornings and have a biscuit rather than cereal. We like to put a sausage patty in between for a little breakfast sandwich. But biscuits with sausage gravy is my husbands favorite. That's what he wants to order if we go out for breakfast, and here in TX one can do that. ~ Sarah

Connie said...

Sweetpea, I hate to admit this but I can't even bake bread in a breakmaker! This is TRUE! I buy Rhodes rolls and hope for the best. That's just about the ONLY way I can get a decent "bread" but sometimes even that doesn't work when I try to let them rise. I'm hopeless. That's why they have Applebees, Olive Garden and Red Lobster...women like me. Hah
xoxo,
Connie

Julie Harward said...

Oh, I wish I was at your house this morning for breakfast...these look just so wonderful! :D

********Shelly******** said...

Oh yes....again I can tell we are neighbors :) Biscuits and gravy are frequent visitors to our table. And I LOVE my iron skillets! Thanks for sharing your breakfast with us :)

Have a blessed Sunday!

XO
Shelly

Mimi said...

BJ, I made biscuits and gravy this morning, too! We haven't had them in months. I have never done them in a cast iron skillet but will try it next time I make them. I bought some really nice strawberries and like them over biscuits so I figured I could kill 2 birds with one stone...two different meals from the same thing!

Kissed by an Angel said...

Ah right!! I was thinking about cookies when you said biscuits!! Those, for me are scones!!! But, either, or i love em!!!
xxxx

Annie Joy said...

BJ, do you make chocolate gravy? Lots of families around here look forward to their moms making biscuits and chocolate gravy for breakfast! Annie

PAT said...

This looks soooo yummy, BJ. I'm not going to show it to J.:-)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

The biscuits look great BJ! I have a question... when I make corn bread I put my cast iron skillet in the oven while it heats. Do you do the same with your biscuits? Thanks!

Brenda Eason said...

Looks yummy and i would have loved to be there.
I love day old Biscuits split and buttered and toasted the next day.
We also used to break them up in coffee as a snack a mamaws. Goodtimes.

GrannySue said...

I have vivid memories of my Grandma early in the morning rolling and cutting biscuits before anyone else in the house was up. I've never quite gotten the hang of making them the way she did (it was pretty messy) and it's probably a good thing! I'm going to try your recipe as your's look just like my Grandma's. I laughed out your 'sweet milk' comment - we called the refrigerated biscuits "whack" biscuits because you had to whack the can on the counter. That one will REALLY get you some wierd looks, believe me.

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

I don't think it's strange at all!
We Southern girls LOVE our biscuits! :-)

Thank you so much for your comments on my cubby post, I always love hearing what's on your mind!

Have a wonderful week ahead!
Anne

sewingseeds4U said...

Yummo...I think I might even be able to manage those. I'm always looking for a new use for my cast iron skillet. A great big breakfast to die for...mmm...the bacon looks scrumptous, too.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Girl, those biscuits are killing me! Oh, BJ! You bad girl, you! I could pounce on a dozen or so of those! YUM!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Shelia said...

Hi BJness! Oh, honey! An entire post about biscuits is right up my alley! Yours look so good and they are all puffy and tall. I'm going to try your recipe! Growing up, we called milk 'sweet milk' too. My mother still calls it that!
Loved seeing those beautiful windmill canisters! You do have the prettiest things!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

And I am a hungry woman lusting after your biscuits. Someday, BJ, I would just love for you to cook a meal and let me watch to see you do your magic. And could I have a bite of your luscious-looking biscuits too?
Brenda

Tennis Girl said...

Well, Miss BJ...
I made those biscuits and they are WONDERFUL!!! So easy and good. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I will be hand writing it in my cookbook, titled, "BJ's biscuits" and trying them out of the tennis girls, the next time I cook a meal for them :)
xo
Robin

Dishesdone said...

I think it's a great post and now you've given me a craving for biscuits. I'd have to go with ones in the can, I can't bake much, yours look so good! Enjoyed your post! and totally agree on Dunkin's to start the day right :)

32˙North said...

Hi BJ,


I like to bake in a cast iron skillet, too - corn bread, upside down cakes... Thanks for sharing your recipe!

Amanda

eileeninmd said...

Yummy! The recipe for the biscuits sounds easy. Thanks, I will try it soon!

Theresa said...

Hey there BJ, I love biscuits but don't eat them very often. I was raised on country biscuits. My Mama could make the best ones and my little Sister learned from her. She makes them for us when we have a breakfast gathering. I love my biscuits with Karo Syrup:) Have a blessed day and your biscuits look delicious, you troubled child... hehe! HUGS!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Homemade biscuits...how devine. Valerie

Mary said...

Wow BJ, I'm drooling!!! THOse look amazing! thanks so much for sharing at MM. :)

Oh, and I LOVE those canisters!!!

Lavender Cottage said...

You're not alone BJ - I am a true biscuit lover too.
I must say I've never baked them in my cast iron pan though, just convection oven that makes the outside crisp and the inside soft and crying for butter.

A Garden of Threads said...

Biscuits are good with anything. My favorite, yum, yum! Have a wonderful week:)

ellen b. said...

Well now I'm ready for breakfast and darn it's past dinner time...

Kathleen Grace said...

Lol, nothing wrong with loving biscuits BJ! I always make my grandmothers baking powder biscuit recipe and they are always gobbled up with lots of fresh butter and sweet honey. Makes me hungry just to think about it! Have a great week friend:>)

Diann said...

Oh those biscuits look yummo! but, I have to say, I am really in love with your canisters!

Queenmothermamaw said...

Looks like I am going to bed hungry, but I will be up in the morning make skillet biscuits. Loved the way they looked. I could even smell them.
QMM

clustres said...

I so loved this post! All this talk about iron skillets, sweet milk, homemade biscuits, canned (or whomp'em biscuits), sausage and gravy! Makes me hungry and it's bedtime! Darnit!

Pondside said...

You've convinced me! The Great Dane won't know what's happened when he gets biscuits tomorrow!

Atelier de Charo said...

Love biscuits!!!
Hugs
Charo

luna said...

It's an other breakfast like in
Austria, but..hmmm...it's look like very good!!!
Happy MM..Luna

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Doesn't seem strange to me at all that you did a biscuits post. Because #1 I can't make a decent biscuit (which I didn't know was french) and I am thankful you did this post. I am printing off the recipe and will make them tonite 'cause Bobby G. loves good biscuits. I have the cast iron pan and I even have some buttermilk in the fridge. Off I go now to whip up a batch of BJ's biscuits. :)

Jeanne said...

Hi BJ, I'm back home and glad of it! My sister and I did have a wonderful time antiquing in Ohio and KY. She bought a ton of stuff and I bought a little.

I am drooling over your biscuit post girl. This was torture but interesting torture. HA!. I learned a lot about biscuits. Yum I am going to bake your recipe. I thought it was a family secret. thanks my friend.

Your pink post is awesome. We pinkies are definitely tough enough to wear pink.

Love you, Jeanne

Trish said...

Growing up, we had biscuits often. For breakfast with gravy or supper with fried potatoes...yum! My Grandbabies, love to spend the night and help me make a batch of home made biscuits! Mmm...smothered with butter and apricot jam is my favorite snack!

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Yum...those sure do look yummy!
I love corn bread too; I could eat it at every meal!

Michele said...

Oh my sweet heaven...those look scrumptious! Good thing it's almost lunch time here!

Thanks for sharing the recipe BJ...hope mine turn out as good as yours!

Hugz,
Michele

Betty said...

Thanks for sharing your bread recipe. I found the tidbit on original biscuits interesting too, I like that kind of thing.
Have a great week.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, BJ, I LOVE biscuits but I've never baked them in a skillet. I have made cornbread in a skillet before and loved it!! Yours look sooo good! Hope you're having a wonderful day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Monica@The White Bench said...

Mmmm Bj! They look delicious!
Monica x.

parTea lady said...

Those biscuits look soooo good. Nothing wrong with a whole post on biscuits - I could do that with a post on scones.

I'll have to get myself a cast iron skillet - (can you tell I wasn't born in the South :-) - and try making your recipe.

Grandma said...

Your biscuits look wonderful. I posted your coral rose on by blog, and also your button. The color of the rose are so pretty.
Blessed Be, Grandma

Ralph said...

The cast iron skillet is all the difference - I crave the crispier bottoms. I could enjoy these with the jam or perhaps a softened butter that will melt further in the soft insides of the biscuit. I guess with the amount of fat in the treats, the yogurt adds less calories to breakfast. No pain, no...you know that saying!

SmilingSally said...

Oh BJ, I can ALMOST taste those yummy biscuits! Thanks for the lesson; I learned something new today.

momgen said...

Wow this are beautiful post and the food is really yummilicious....


Mine is here

Hootin' Anni said...

Mmmmmmmm, everything was DEElicious!!

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Greyscale Territory said...

Amazing temptations here! I wasn't hungry before I started reading, but now...
Wonderful photos!

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

BJ, EVERYONE should do an entire post about biscuits!! :) I dream of my grandmother's biscuits often...I would pass up dessert just to get another!
Thanks for sharing!

Martha said...

There is nothing like a good biscuit! Yours looks yummy and yes, smothered with gravy -- not a better breakfast around! (Although not everyone knows or likes biscuits with gravy!!!)

Dianne said...

I'm hungry now!!

Lisa said...

Yup, you succeeded in making me hungry as well! They look fabulous!
Lisa

Marice said...

wow thanks for the hearty breakfast BJ :) you are sooo sweet! yummmmy!

u may view mine here

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The pictures are all wonderful, I can almost taste the biscuits and the tablescape looks so pretty. I love, love, love biscuits and my mom made the best, but I didn't have the recipe. This sounds like it would have been like hers. I am definitely going to make them. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Beverly said...

Okay, now you have gone and made me cry. Why, you ask? Because I am at work drinking "work" coffee. Yuck!

I wanna biscuit, too.

Kathleen said...

Is that the recipe for the ones DH say are like rocks? LOL
It all looks good, BJ!
And everything tastes better with Dunkin'..when I can buy a lb with a coupon that is! :)

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

I must be too much of a city girl. I never thought about making biscuits in a cast iron skillet. But it makes perfect sense!
I am featuring your blog Friday on my Featured Followers Friday, thanks for being a follower.
gail

Debilou~Mississippi Mama said...

Hi, BJ
found your blog over at Gails at just had to drop by,, those biscuits look delicious,, I think it has something to do with being in that cast iron skillet,, I have 3 and I love them.