This morning I needed a lift, and fresh biscuits warm from the oven, bathed with butter and smothered in fresh jam was just the thing to do it. This recipe is from the South, and Southerners know their biscuits!
The dry team roster: flour, salt, sugar, yeast, baking soda and baking powder
The wet team includes both buttermilk and a little warm water
The fat team called for lard or shortening. Being fresh out of lard…lol…
It always amazes me how these ingredients in different combinations produces different things.
Waiting their turn in the oven
The warm tart fragrance of the buttermilk is amazing! It makes my nose tickle just a little and I find myself watching the timer.
This recipe yielded 24 biscuits with a decent beggar’s biscuit too. That one will become a treat for my chickens.
The Beggar’s Biscuit
I baked one batch a little darker, for eating fresh. The other batch is slightly lighter. I will freeze them individually and then be able to pull them out as desired over the next couple of weeks. They will toast beautifully and I will appreciate them over and over.