Posted by Margie Waugh - waughinteriordesigns.com on August 15, 2015
September Is National Biscuit Month
Y’all I’m in trouble. I just read that next month (September) happens to be National Biscuit Month. I grew up in my grandmother’s house, she made the best biscuits ever. Tried to teach me but I never could get the hang of it, would always over kneed them. My brothers and cousins loved when I made biscuits, they couldn’t wait for them to get cool enough to handle. Then they would grab them by the handfuls and take off running outside – the battle was on. Yes they used my biscuits to throw at each other.
Well nowadays when I fix biscuits I start by preheating the oven to 450, take out my iron skillet melt a little butter in it then go to the freezer and take out the bag of frozen buttermilk biscuits. Put 6-8 biscuits in the skillet and pop it in the oven for 25 min. till golden brown and tender.
Here is a great recipe for Angel Biscuits. Author: Robyn Stone - Add a Pinch
Angel biscuits make a delicious addition to any meal. Lightly sweetened, these fluffy biscuits will quickly become a favorite.
Serves: 24 biscuits
4 cups self-rising flour
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup vegetable shortening
1 (1/4-ounce) packet yeast
3 tablespoons warm water
2 cups buttermilk
2 tablespoons butter, melted
Preheat oven to 475º F. Lightly grease rimmed baking sheet pan with about a tablespoon of shortening.
Whisk together flour, sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender or two forks. Add packet of yeast to a small glass bowl. Add warm water and allow yeast to sit for a few minutes. Pour buttermilk and yeast mixture into the dry ingredients. Stir until well combined, but do not over mix.
Dust countertop lightly with flour and turn biscuit dough out. Lightly flour the top of the biscuit dough and pat into a ½-inch thick circle. Cut dough into biscuits and place onto prepared baking sheet pan and place into the oven. Bake 10 - 12 minutes or until the biscuits turn a light golden brown. Remove from oven and brush the tops lightly with melted butter. Serve warm