Not My Mama’s Biscuits…But Close Enough for Now
Is there something your mama (or daddy) used to make that you try to this day to create a copycat version of in your kitchen? It’s biscuits for me. I have a clear memory of sitting at my mama’s kitchen table, bent knees at the seats edge and legs at full swing with my eyes, taste buds and a two handed grip focused on every flaky, bread heavenly bite. My mama makes making biscuits seem so easy. The first time I made biscuits I followed her directions to the ‘T’…and they came out like hockey pucks. Why is it so hard to duplicate my mama’s biscuits? Primarily, because my mama makes REAL biscuits. Biscuits that require the right blend of shortening and buttermilk. I am not a fan of frozen biscuits or the ones that come in a can. I like to know what’s in the food we eat as much as twenty first century – we don’t live on a farm - humanly possible. So for a while I gave up on making biscuits. That is until my auntie told me about an easier biscuit recipe that involves no messing with buttermilk or shortening. I am still trying to master making REAL biscuits. My recent attempts at real biscuits have been somewhat successful, no more hockey pucks when they come out of the oven. But, they still aren't nice and soft the way I’d like them to be. Until then I have mastered biscuits that are not my mama’s, but good enough – at least until I figure out this buttermilk and shortening thing.
Servings: 2 grown people, 1 teen girl and 1 growing seven year old boy and 1 6 year old girl. Prep Time: 15 mins Cook Time: 7-10 mins Total Time: 25-30 mins
Biscuits Insides Ingredients:Butter 2 eggs Tony Chachere’s Famous Creole Seasoning Black pepper Turkey sausage patties Turkey bacon Jelly Syrup
Preheat oven to 475 degrees F. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour and sugar.
Add heavy whipping cream until the dough forms a ball.
Turn the dough out onto a surface dusted with additional flour. Knead for about 1-2 minutes.
Bake for 7-10 minutes, or until golden brown on the bottom– every oven is different. Use a fork to gently lift one biscuit to check for a golden brown bottom.
Once biscuits are golden brown on the bottom, turn oven to broil. Leave biscuits on broil for about 2 minutes or until golden brown on top.
WARNING: Do not, I repeat DO NOT leave the oven for any reason at this point. On broil your delicious biscuits will burn in the blink of an eye.
Serve biscuits any way you like. We chose:
Biscuits and Butter
Sausage and egg biscuits
Bacon, egg and cheese biscuits
Biscuits and syrup
What Are We Eating Wednesday from PTSY, supporting children in mind AND body!