This biscuit recipe is the epitome of Southern recipes passed down in my family. Buttery, soft, and fluffy with crispy edges, this recipe was handed down from my great grandmother, who eyeballed everything and magically created the perfect biscuits.
Making these biscuits takes me straight back to kitchen as a child. Every Saturday morning my, Daddy would teach me how to pat out the dough on the bare countertop with just the right amount flour. Using only a measuring cup for flour and a juice glass to cut out the biscuits, the process was simple and hard to mess up.
As time went on, I realized the importance of measurements, and my mother adapted the following recipe so that anyone can convert their kitchen into a southern haven on any given morning (or afternoon, because who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner?)
- 2.5 cups self-rising flour
- 1/4 cup of shortening (Crisco is a southern favorite)
- 1 cup of milk
- Large mixing bowl
- Measuring cup
- 2-3 cake pans OR cast iron skillet
- Pastry cutter
- Biscuit cutter OR juice glass
First, pre-heat your oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Then, measure out your self-rising flour and pour into the large mixing bowl.
Next, measure out shortening and place in mixing bowl as well. Then, you’ll mix the shortening into the flour with the pastry cutter. This will create a crumbly mixture.
Then, measure out your milk and mix into flour and shortening until combined.
Once your dough is formed, sprinkle flour on your counter top and place dough on the counter. Knead the dough just a bit to make sure you have the right consistency. You may need to add more flour.
Next, pat the dough out to about an inch and half thick. Take your biscuit cutter or juice glass and cut out your biscuit.
Be sure your pan is greased (this can be done with shortening as well), and place the biscuits into the pan.
Finally, place the biscuit into the oven for about 20 minutes or until golden brown on the top.
Soon you’ll have the yummiest biscuits ready to be eaten with melted butter and whatever you choose!