As a child my favorite dinner was my mom's biscuits and gravy.
I actually could have gone without the gravy and just had biscuit after biscuit (with honey or molasses). But mom wouldn't let me. I "needed some protein".
I'm not sure why it took me so long to ask mom for the recipe, but I finally did. And since it was stored in her head, I thought it would be best for her to walk me through it while she wrote it down.
So I got some quality mom time in while learning to make her biscuits. And I have her handwritten recipe to keep forever.
Mom's Homemade Biscuits
2 cups flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 stick of cold butter
1 cup of milk
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Using a butter knife, cut the stick of butter into pat-sized slices (the butter should not be softened) into a medium sized bowl. Add the dry ingredients to the bowl. Using a pastry blender, cut the butter into the flour mixture. Slowly add the milk and mix. If it ends up being too wet or very sticky, add a bit more flour. Next, spread flour onto your counter. Knead the dough very lightly (to keep biscuits fluffy). Using a rolling pin, roll the dough til it's about 3/4" thick. Cut out the biscuits using a round cookie cutter, and put them on a lightly greased cookie sheet. They can touch but it is not necessary. (I use every last bit of dough.) Bake until the tops are golden brown, 12 to 14 minutes. Makes about one dozen ~ depending on the size of cutter you use. Also, the larger the cutter, the flatter the biscuits.
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They are heavenly. Soft on the inside and crisp on the outside. And really, they don't take long at all to whip up!
The mister even approved!
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