Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Jenni's Favorite Southern Style Biscuits



A great recipe that Jenni,(my sons fiancee') was searching  threw several recipes to adapt on how she likes them. She loves biscuits and gravy  but with a  moist soft style biscuit not hard and crunchy.  Together we experimented with ingredients and two heads are better than one right?   This one came just perfect, great for any meal!
 We all loved them hope you like them too! Unfortunately it was storming outside and this was the best shot I could get! These babies with or without the cheese are perfect for biscuits and gravy!

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/4 cup shortening
2 tablespoons butter, chilled
1 cup milk

Heat oven to 450°. Adjust oven rack to center position.


In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, soda, and salt. Cut in chilled shortening and butter until you have pieces the size of small peas. Make a well in center of dry ingredients; pour in milk. With a wooden spoon, gently blend dry ingredients into the milk, just until mixture is clumping together. If necessary, add a few more teaspoons of milk.


Transfer dough to a floured board. Roll out in a circle about 1/2-inch thick. Using a 2 1/2 to 3-inch biscuit cutter, cut out and place on ungreased baking sheet or on parchment paper. Bake on center oven rack for about 10 to 12 minutes, until tops are browned.

Optional Herb Cheddar Garlic Biscuits

Add to raw dough, 1 cup of shredded sharp cheddar cheese and 1 teaspoon of garlic powder mix onto the  after dough it is formed. Proceed with cutting and baking directions above.

 After baked:  In a small bowl, melt 1 tablespoon butter in the microwave for 10 seconds, then add 1 teaspoon chopped parsley, brush tops. Sprinkle with more shredded cheddar cheese till melted.

Southern Style white gravy to pour over biscuits:


1/2 lb ground sausage
2 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons flour
3 cups cold

Fry the sausage until it's not pink and thoroughly cooked. Drain the grease on a paper towel, saving two tablespoons of sausage grease. Melt the butter in a clean fry pan,  add the flour a little at a time over medium heat, whisking constantly.
Cook for about 2-3 minutes. Stir in cold milk a little at a time, whisking evenly. When thickened add sausage.
Add salt and pepper to taste.

21 comments:

Federica said...

I never made salty biscuits, they look very appetizing and one leads to another. Bye, have a good day

Lenia said...

They look really yummy!Have a lovely day!

Greg said...

I was just going through a new cookbook and found a recipe for southern style biscuits. I said here is my next post I gave to try these. Great minds must think a like. These biscuits sound yummy, I like the cheese topping.

Curt said...

That's just the way I like them too. Gotta be a southern thing!

Lyndsey said...

I am always looking for a good southern biscuit recipe. I also love biscuits and gravy but have never made it at home. I think just because it makes so much and it would just be me eating it, maybe my daughter. Now I need to try it with these!

Belinda @zomppa said...

How can one resist warm biscuits?

Laura Jeanne said...

biscuits and gravy are a huge weakness of mine and these just simply look amazing. nice job :)

Pam said...

There is nothing like a good southern biscuit and I will be trying this recipe. YUM!!!

Trix said...

I love Southern style biscuits, and I agree with Jenni - moist is the way to go. And with sausage and gravy - mamma mia!!

Vicki Bensinger said...

These sound so good. Especially the herb garlic cheddar.

the food dude said...

I miss biscuits and gravy. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Kim Bee said...

Great biscuits. They look amazing.

Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. said...

These biscuits look so good!! I love them fresh out of the oven!

Jennifer said...

How cute is that? Baking with your future daughter-in-law! :)

Ann said...

Biscuits and gravy...is there anything better?

Christine's Pantry said...

This looks good. Love biscuits.

My Little Space said...

Oh my, those biscuit do look really mouthwatering. Bookmarked for later use.
Thanks for sharing & have a great week ahead, dear.
Kristy

Lizzy said...

Mmmmm....nothing better than a warm biscuit fresh out of the oven. These look yummy~

Tina said...

Fun in the kitchen with your daughter in law..if that is the result, you two make a good team. The biscuits look tasty.

Erin said...

I love biscuits! These look perfect! I am going to have to try these very soon!

Catherine said...

Hi Claudia, You have been cooking up a storm! I have catching up to do.
My kids love biscuits too. These sound excellent. My pictures always come out better outside too. It is difficult now though since it is getting dark earlier. LOL
It is nice to have the family cook together.
Blessings, Catherine xo