Thursday, February 12, 2009

Mama's biscuits......

  • Mama usually made biscuits once a week as sometimes the bread she baked did not quite make it through and she like to bake her bread on Tuesdays-
  • she did not have a lot of time to fiddle fuddle with rolling out the dough so this recipe is how she made them- sometimes daddy made them for us-
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  • Beat and drop Biscuits
  • 4 cups of flour- do not pack
  • 4 teaspoons. of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten with fork
  • 1 cup of milk- our milk came straight from the cow so I would suggest
  • whole milk
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  • Put dry ingredients in bowl and shred the butter into flour mixture and mix well- then add the beaten eggs and milk and mix but briefly
  • do not over mix or biscuits will not be light--
  • Drop on a lightly greased cookie sheet- and bake until golden brown
  • at 425F approx. 15 minutes-
  • the temp and time again are a guess so I checked some biscuit recipes and this seemed about right - daddy made big biscuits and mother's were smaller but we enjoyed either baker's biscuits........
  • sometimes mama would sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top of half the pan-
  • -mother would wrap leftover biscuits in a damp tea towel-( this was before plastic wraps etc and she had certain tea towels reserved for wrapping or covering food-)- and then pop them back into the oven-(-just to reheat)- at breakfast time and we had pancake syrup on top or heated fruit from her own canned fruit- peaches were the best...
  • the recipe made about 2 dozen biscuits and would be our meal served with homemade soup-

3 comments:

Mildred said...

What precious memories and I appreciate the recipe. I loved my mama's biscuits too.

prairiedog said...

I bet they are great,it's good that you have the recipe.I know so many people who talk about recipes that their mom used to make and wish they had the old recipes.It reminds me of certain things that my mom makes that I love and you know,nobody makes it as good mom.
Cyndi

Mildred said...

I am thinking of you today and wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your blogs. May God bless.