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Recipe : Entry # 7989
Christine Davis
(317) 891-8760
Recipe Title
Chris' Southern Buttermilk Biscuits
Recipe Theme
November: Biscuits
Central Alabama EC
3 cups self rising flour
¼ cup sugar
1 cup buttermilk
¼ cup water
3/4 cup of shortening
1/8 cup melted butter
Makes 12 to 20 biscuits
Cut shortening into self rising flour using a fork until crumbly
Sprinkle sugar into flour and mix
Gradually add buttermilk and water until soft dough forms
Knead soft flour mixture by hand
Gradually add flour. Dough should be elastic.
Pull small amount of dough off large piece and place on top of floured wax paper
Knead dough until soft
Place a small amount of flour all over rolling pin
Use rolling pin and roll dough out to about 1/8 inch thick
Coat biscuit cutter with dry self rising flour
Use biscuit cutter to cut out biscuits.
Coat bottom of cast iron skillet with a small amount of shortening
Place biscuits in cast iron skillet. Pat top of biscuit .
Place on bottom rack.
Cook in oven on 350 degrees for approximately 20 to 30 minutes or until brown.
Prior to taking biscuits out of oven, melt 6 tablespoons of butter.
Take brown biscuits out of oven
Brush small amount of melted butter over top of biscuits
Place back in oven on top rack for about 5 minutes to continue to brown
Take hot biscuits out of oven and enjoy with your favorite jam, jelly, honey or syrup.
Christine Smith-Davis
Prattville, Ala
Tell us about your recipe
The inspiration for this recipe came from my mother. Homemade biscuits were always a comfort food that my mother took great pride in preparing for our family of 12. Biscuits cooked in a cast iron skillet always seemed to taste better than any other coking pan. I have been carrying on my mother's tradition for a long time and find it very rewarding to share my southern biscuits recipe with my family and friends.