Serves: Makes 10 to 12 biscuits | Prep: 10 Min | Cook: 15 Min
I have been struggling with making biscuits. I thought it’s easy to make, but a few years later I’m still in the dark. I would love to make biscuits like my grandmother. I always wondered how she made those delicious biscuits effortlessly. Until I found the perfect recipe. I wish I knew then these secrets; never use too much shortening, don’t over knead the dough, and make sure that the shortening and buttermilk you’ll use are very cold.
2 cups self-rising flour (Martha white or white lily for best results)
1/4 cup lard or shortening (about egg-sized and very cold)
1 cup very cold buttermilk (may need to adjust amount)
3 tablespoons melted shortening or butter
How to Make My Granny’s Old-Fashioned Biscuits
Step 1: Prepare the oven. Preheat it to 450 degrees.
Step 2: Thoroughly grease a large cast-iron skillet or biscuit pan. Set aside.
Step 3: In a large bowl, combine the flour with lard/shortening.
Step 4: Using the usual pastry method, cut into the flour.
Step 5: Pour in the milk and combine using a fork or your hands to form a light dough. Then, knead the dough couple of times on a floured board. Pat to flatten the dough to about half-inch thick.
Step 6: Cut the dough into biscuits with a biscuit cutter and transfer the dough into the prepared pan.
Step 7: Then, pour the melted butter or shortening over the biscuits.
Step 8: Place inside the preheated oven and bake for approximately 13 to 15 minutes or until golden.
Step 9: Once browned, transfer the biscuits into a covered container. Let the biscuits steam for 5 minutes. Before steaming, you can brush the biscuits with melted butter if desired.
Step 10: Once steamed, serve the biscuits hot with butter, apple butter, jelly, jam, honey, or anything you prefer. Enjoy!
NOTE: If a biscuit cutter is not available, you can use a 4-ounce mushroom can. Open both ends of the can, wash, and remove the label.
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