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Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Several emails asking about my biscuits
prompted me to show what my
dough looks like...
the texture, mainly.
It is VERY soft...
If it seems the least bit DRY...add a little more milk...
just dust it with a little flour,
dust your hands, rolling pin and biscuit cutter
with a little flour.
(a clean can  makes the BEST biscuit cutter in the world)
Your dough should be hard to handle without flouring your hands
because it should be very soft.
2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp. salt
2 Tbls. baking powder
3/4 cup buttermilk  (I always add at least 1 cup)
1/3 cup shortening
Roll as thick or as thin as you like..
450 oven for about 20 minutes..
always check as ovens vary
YUM # 1

It doesn't hurt a single, solitary thing if you grill some ham slices
while biscuits are baking....
Cooking in a cast iron skillet makes the bottom of the biscuits crispy and delicious.

Don't forget your wonderful jams or jellies..
In my case, it is the freshly cooked

 cute cute plate from thrifting...
25 cents...
 THIS is why it was so cheep cheap...
what to do with a big chip out of a cute plate ?
Why, cover it with biscuits, OF COURSE !
Go to your drawer of colored pens,
and do a little
to the boo-boo.... 

I thought I heard the song of angels when I bit into this !
(sometimes....most of the time....I am overrunning with YUMS)
Don't forget your
CUP OF JOY......
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and thanks to all who came by today.


Amelia said...

I agree home made biscuits are sooo good tasting...and easy to make. I fix them fairly often for me and the Mister.

Sure do like your chicken/rooster dishes.

Sandi (Meme) said...

Oh wow, my mouth is watering! thanks for sharing! Sandi

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Oh how I'd love a big ole plate of this right about now! Thanks for the biscuit tips BJ:@)

Carol said...

Overrunning with Yums, what a blessing!
The biscuits look scrumptious, as does the plate and everything on it!

Julie Harward said...

I love the soft feel of the dough and the flour...yours look wonderful! ;D

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Love your biscuits, Beeeej. I made them before and they are yummy!

Blondie's Journal said...

Thanks for the recipe, BJ! I have never made homemade biscuits before, maybe I will surprise hubby!


sissie said...

Being a West Virginia girl, I grew up watching my Mom, aunts and Grandmom make homemade biscuits. And, I am proud that I can make good ones too. I think that one of the secrets to making them is to keep the dough moist as you said.

Nothing better than fresh homemade biscuits from the oven with yummy perserves.
Yours look wonderful, yum!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I absolutely LOVE homemade biscuits and I think the key is not to over work the dough! Well, that and buttermilk! You've made me hungry now! I would rather have biscuits than dessert! ♥♥♥

Deanna said...

My BJ, what a lovely plate of happiness! When I get to Lubbock, I am going to have you teach me how to make those biscuits!

Deanna :D

debs said...

You have my mouth watering for biscuits now....good thing I made sugar cookies tonight! XO

Stacey said...

Mmmmmm, that looks delicious! You make the best food.

Come by for a Shabby Apple dress give away. :)

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

They look so good! And with a little jam, they are just oozing with goodness!

On Crooked Creek said...

Hm~m~. . .I'm thinking breakfast and it's almost bedtime. Now how am I suppose to sleep? Dreaming of biscuits and apricot jam, I suppose. I will, definitely try this soon! YUM! Thanks for sharing!

sarah abeahccottage said...

oooh I'd love to try these! I am a bit of a dreadful baker looking for a few new things to try so maybe this will be it!


Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

I have been craving biscuits. Thanks for the tip about baking them in a cast iron pan. This never occurred to me, but I'm going to try it next time. Love those crispy bottoms! ;-)

xinex said...

Your are so funny, BJ. Love what you did to the pretty plate. Your bisquit looks so yummy! Thanks for the recipe...Christine

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

BJ, I just want you to come cook for us for a week or so. I have comfy guest rooms all ready. Thanks for joining WUW this week.

Pamela said...

These look so good!!
I cannot wait to make them.
Thanks for sharing the recipe!!

Sarah said...

BJ, your biscuits look yummy! I made heart shaped ones last Sunday. ;-)
You know that new plate of yours is pulling at my heartstrings. What a great find! So glad it found a good home where it will be appreciated!
~ Sarah

Theresa said...

YOUR food looks so yummy ALL the time, even on a chipped plate:) Thanks for sharing the recipe and making me hungry this morning! Have a blessed day my friend! HUGS!

Laurie at Turner Farm said...

YUM!!! Love those biscuits and Love cooking them in a cast iron skillet. Nothing like it. Your photos are fabulous. Definitely a huge YUM for the day! ~Blessings xoxo YUM-Top 5

Liz said...

These look great! We call them scones in Scotland - yum!

Debbie-- said...

That makes me really hungry...and I am on a diet! Those photos are so good, I can taste it all! Thanks for sharing!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Iam a horrid biscuit maker.Thanks for the instruction!
Your's look like heavenly light clouds of goodness!
xo Yvonne

Kathy@ Gone North said...

YUMMY!!! I have never made "homemade" before. Ours always come from the cardboard can : )
Maybe I'll try your recipe & surprise my Mr. Sweet : )
(though I wouldn't want him to keel over from the shock : )

Rita said...

You are the smart one this week coming up with these perfect crumpets and now biscuits. Over the years, I practice making these and they never came out like yours(mine were not sticky)I think that was my problem. Your recipe is being kept for my next attempt at making biscuits. Thank you BJ my friend.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Bake 'em... In a cast iron skillet! Betcha' that's the magic trick. :-)

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Wow, home made biscuits on this snowy day sounds heavenly :-)

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

"LOVE BISCUITS"!!! You have made me HAVE to run to the kitchen and "Whip some up for super"!!! YUMMMMMY! Oh Yes! My Mom always used her glasses to cut the biscuits too. She now makes drop ones BUT I like the cut ones best! AAAH and I would LOVE a ham steak with mine Thank you very much!
Hugs to you,

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Okay...I have to confess, I tried making your biscuits before (cause Bobby G. just loves biscuits and I can't make them worth a toot) but they didn't turn out too well. But reading this I am going to try again. Bound and determined to learn how. xoxo I love to serve biscuits (Pillsbury ones) with our Frog Jam...yummo...and real butter...double yummo!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

those photos have my mouth watering.
I have tried biscuits so many many times,, unfortunately whenever I saw I'm gonna bake a few in my family quickly call the local skeet shooting club and reserve a spot as they'll be bringing their own version of the clay discs -otherwise knows as MY BISCUITS~!

Shug said...

Wow..I think I'm in heaven just looking at your pictures. I love biscuits. I cook breakfast every morning for all my grandkids and I am definitely going to try these.
Thanks for sharing! BTW..your new look is sharp!

Maggie said...

Hi BJ,
Your home made biscuits look so mouthwateringly yummy that I have to give them a try this weekend.
Many thanks for the great "how to" tutorial, they say "a picture is worth a thousand words" and it is so true.

Miz Helen said...

Hi BJ,
You just made one of my favorite plates, with that ham, hot biscuit and Apricot goodness that looks so good. And there you have those precious little chicken plates. I could really use a couple of yards of one of those lovely French Fabrics, that sure would look good in my house. Thank you so much for bringing these wonderful goodies to Full Plate Thursday for us to enjoy. I will look forward to seeing you next week!

Amy said...

Oh Wow, it's a Yum full of plate...I mean plate full of YUM! :) Thanks for sharing.