Gran Jan's Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits
(This makes about 10-12 medium sized biscuits.)
2 1/2 cups of White Lily self-rising flour
1/2 cup of Crisco shortening
1 cup of buttermilk
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
- Lightly grease a baking sheet or pan with some Crisco.
- I use this cast-iron pan for baking biscuits and absolutely love it!
- Mix flour and shortening together until the mixture resembles crumbs.
- Next, pour in buttermilk and mix well. (I hold the bowl with my left hand and use my right hand to mix everything together - but you can use a large fork to mix if you prefer.)
- Now wash and dry your hands well and then "dust" your hands with more flour.
- Pinch off some of the dough and roll it in your floured palms. Don't handle the dough too much - my Grandmother always told me the biscuits would be lighter and fluffier if you don't handle the dough too long. Just a quick knead is all you need!
- Place the biscuits on the pan so they touch each other - this makes them softer.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
- Brush with melted butter and serve.
I am very thankful for the garden bounty we've had this summer. I love to garden for the pure joy it brings me, but the side benefit of the delicious produce is wonderful this time of year.
My youngest son and his wife and son joined us for lunch today and we had a wonderful time around the table. The grandchildren are at the age now where they can play together a bit more. Zeke will be 3 next month and Madie Ruth and Jackson are both almost 14 months old. Good times indeed. I am counting my blessings this Saturday, and family time is right up there at the top of my list!!!
Happy Biscuit Baking!