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Jul 26, 2013, 10:01 AM
GardenSprite
Southern Biscuits
Frodo, do you have a good recipe to share for Southern Biscuits, made from scratch?
Jul 26, 2013, 03:15 PM
Frodo
yea....i open the freezer, and take out the granny smiths. put em in the oven at 425. till brown

i got one some where
Jul 26, 2013, 06:00 PM
GardenSprite
Cute response! No hurry with a real recipe. I only bake once in a great while Big Grin

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Jul 27, 2013, 10:19 AM
Frodo
easy southern biskets
4 cups baking mix
1 cup sour cream
6 oz lemon lime soda
3 tablespoon melted butter..not margerine
baking mix in big bowl, cut in sour cream
make a crumbly mixture
add soda, blend by hand
roll out on floured board 1/2" thick
cut with a coffee cup place on a baking sheet 400 degrees 12 minutes or till golden brown
tomato gravey
while all thats going on
in a cast iron skillet
get 1/4 cup bacon grease hot, [oil, butter]
add 1/4 cup flour little at a time and constantly stir for 5 minutes

add a15 oz can of diced tomatoes and cook
add milk to thicken or thin as needed
put on the biscuts [with lots of pepper]

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Jul 29, 2013, 09:43 PM
GardenSprite
Frodo, that's quite a recipe. I've never seen one with soda in it; should give the biscuits some extra punch.

I've also never seen a recipe for a vegetable gravy for biscuits, just a plain meat based gravy. That recipe could be adapted to include some fresh summer veggies, such as green onions and green peppers.

Thanks for sharing.

BTW, have you thought of hosting a cooking show? A cooking plumber - interesting angle. There aren't that many cooking shows hosted by men.
Jul 30, 2013, 04:41 PM
swschrad
you could perhaps take his recipe for red gravy and substitute for the bacon grease, with a loss of flavor. to rip an old joke from NatLamp, bear grease or a half cup of uncooked duck fat...


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Aug 22, 2013, 03:23 AM
Frodo
tomato gravy is an old....old... old.. po mans breakfast around here
you dont have to use bacon grease, you can use butter or veg oil
heard of somebody using applesauce.. but i havent tried it
try rotell instead of diced tomatoes
Aug 22, 2013, 03:37 AM
Frodo
flour..4 cups all purpose
baking powder 1/2 teas
salt 1 teas
sugar 1 tabls
shortening 1/3 cup
buttermilk about 1 cup = +
sift flour, add baking powder,sugar,salt, sift
cut in shortning add enough buttermilk to make a stiff dough
knead it, put on a wood board and beat it with your rolling pin fold over and knead and beat till its smooth creamy smooth
roll out 1/2" thick and cut out [i use a glass,upside down to cut out]
place on greased cookie sheet, 375 for 25 minutes
or till lightly browned
NOTE.. the kneading is important

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Aug 22, 2013, 10:37 AM
GardenSprite
Frodo, this is the kind of recipe I was thinking as being a typically good Southern biscuit recipe. I'll get some buttermilk and try it this weekend.

No problem with the kneading; I used to make homemade bread and am used to punching dough. It's good therapy.

Thanks for sharing.
Aug 22, 2014, 04:06 AM
Frodo
new recipe found in grandmas bible

use..2 cups selfrising flour,
1- stick frozen butter
3/4 cup whole milk

cut butter into flour add milk
fold to mix
put on floured cutting board, fold 5 times
try not to handle the dough to much, less is better
roll out to 1/2" thick , cut bidscuits
place on greased cookiee sheet at 425 till g- brown