That one day I got a wild, floured hair to do an impromptu video with my iPhone on how my sweet friend Denise had recently taught me to make biscuits. I never thought I could…or would…or should. Because I’m as imperfect in the kitchen as I am in life and I had this idea that making bread is all about being perfect. Whew – what a relief to know I was WRONG! Biscuits don’t have to be perfect to taste (and look) like biscuits, y’all! This is empowerment to all the women in the land like me (Heaven help you if you are a lot like me, but even if you are…there is hope!)
“Oh Lard-y”…this speaks for itself. Enjoy. And then go make your own biscuits. And enjoy. 🙂
Homemade biscuits for the woman who doesn't think she can make biscuits.
- 2 cups Self-Rising Flour (give or take)
- 1 handful crisco or lard (real lard tastes better)
- 1 cup buttermilk (amount is give or take...see instructions)
1. Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees.
2. Grease a large baking sheet with crisco or lard. (Whichever you are using.)
3. In a medium bowl, mix flour and a large handful of shortening or lard until crumbly. Not too little…not too much.
4. Add enough buttermilk to have a sticky, wet mess. The wetter the better, I say.
5. Put more flour on a clean work surface, dump sticky, wet mess on surface and pat out about 1/2 in. thick (thinner for flatter biscuits).
6. Cut out biscuits with a biscuit cutter (or cup or anything round that will cut.)
7. Bake about 10 minutes or until bottoms become slightly brown. If tops aren’t brown yet, turn on broiler until brown.
8. Brush tops of hot biscuits with melted butter. Serve with honey and more butter or molasses and more butter or jelly and more butter. But always have butter. Butter and biscuits were born for each other.)