TGIF!!! I’m looking forward to the weekend! How about you? Weekends in THIS southern home bring all sorts of great breakfast treats. Sundays bring on the biscuits, gravy, bacon and eggs, and occasionally a side of hashbrowns. And no, as much as I’d like to say someone else gets the joy of whipping this up, a la Waffle House, it is I who brings on the bacon! I bring home a little too!
We’ve changed our eating habits significantly (shhhhhh don’t tell anyone here). Uncured bacon, organic eggs and veggies have replaced the hormel and standard fare we were used to. But the flavors? They’re even more yummy! What has not been replaced are the staples of a southern breakfast. Biscuits. I have such warm memories of my GranMa making homemade bread and biscuits. And I’ve taken her skillet biscuits recipe and updated it for today’s cook.
I challenge you to make these super easy, homemade biscuits and to tell me they’re not the BEST you’ve ever tasted. I promise you’ll not ever reach for the doughboy variety again! Go Ahead, grab a print and let me know how MUCH you love these!
- 2 cups organic white wheat flour
- 1 teaspoons organic sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 tablespoons shortening
- 2 tablespoons butter (cold)
- 1 cup buttermilk, chilled
- 3 tablespoons butter
- In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- Using your fingertips, rub butter and shortening into dry ingredients until mixture looks like crumbs or cornmeal. (The faster the better, you don't want the fats to melt.)
- Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the chilled buttermilk. Stir with wooden spoon just until the dough comes together. The dough will be Very sticky.
- Turn dough onto floured surface, dust top with flour and gently fold dough over on itself 5 or 6 times.
- Press with your floured hands into a 1-inch thick round.
- Cut out biscuits with a 2-inch cutter, being sure to push straight down through the dough.
- Place scrupulously clean iron skillet into oven and preheat to 450 degrees. Once preheated, melt 3 tablespoons butter in skillet
- Place biscuits into hot buttered skillet so that they just touch. (use a potholder or mitt to remove skillet from oven its gonna be HOT)
- Reform scrap dough, working it as little as possible and continue cutting if necessary.
- Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown (they'll be kinda high) (watch closely so that the bottoms don't burn!)
- Allow biscuits to cool slightly in the skillet then remove with a flat spatula to serving plate or basket.
Guess What I’m giving away today? I love my iron skillets, I’ve begged for a variety of them at Christmas, Mother’s Day and my birthday. I’ve lucked on to a number of them at estate sales, garage sales and flea markets (most in pretty poor condition, I’ll post more about those soon and teach you to clean cast iron) . I want YOU to experience the ONE tool that EVERY southern cook must have in her arsenal. A cast iron skillet! So today I’m giving away this
The perfect size for scrambled eggs, cornbread or for getting a great sear on a chicken breast or 2. This 6″ preseasoned beauty will be a welcome addition to your cookware. No need for weeks of seasoning, (its already done for you). And this small wonder is from the folks at Lodge Cast Iron Cookware in Tennessee.
So here are the Rules. Yes we have to have rules, ‘yall!
1. Leave A Comment On This Post telling me about your Weekend Breakfast Traditions.
2. See #1
Of course I’d love it if ‘yall would pin this post and folllow me there. And I’d love it even more if you’d tweet and facebook this post and follow me there too! But those aren’t mandatory.
This contest will end on April 17, 2012 at midnight and I’ll draw a random comment number and announce the winner on April 18th. Good luck ‘yall!
disclaimer: I have no material relationship with the folks at Bob’s Redmill or at Lodge Cookware (even though I’d love to) I simply use these products and I want you to fall in love with them as I have.
THIS CONTEST HAS ENDED