I must admit that though I am Southern, I don’t cook many of the traditional “Southern” foods. My grandmother was an amazing cook but she had a stroke before I was really old enough to realize how much I would want to know how she cooked later in life. Most of the things I remember her making the most were things that she didn’t use recipes for….like biscuits.
Last week, my friend Colleen posted on Facebook that she was eating a biscuit. I promptly asked her for the recipe. These aren’t exactly like my grandmother’s biscuits but they’re pretty darn good.
Little Red Hen’s Biscuits
from Colleen….her daughter made these in Kindergarden. I have no idea where the recipe is from.
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all purpose flour
4 tsp baking powder
1 Tbsp sugar
1/4 cup cold butter
1 cup milk
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Combine the dry ingredients. Cut the butter into the dry ingredients (I used 2 knives) until crumbly. Mix in milk and mix well. Turn out onto a floured surface. Knead a few times & then roll the dough out to ~3/4 inch thickness. Cut out 2 inch circles (I used a glass). Place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Put the biscuits touching if you like soft sided biscuits or apart if you like them crunchier. Bake for 10-15 minutes.
Recipe Notes: These were very good and nicely flakey. If I had one “complaint” it would be that I found that they needed a little salt. Not a biggee though. These were awesome when split and filled with a slice of peameal (back/Canadian) bacon or with butter and jam. Yum!!!