Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Tasty Tuesday: Nannie's Biscuits

I see a trend beginning with these Nannie's recipes! But I just can't help myself!! These delightful dishes that I've been serving up for Tasty Tuesday have brought generations of joy to my family, so I figure why not share the love!?!

For this week's Party, I present you with Nannie's Biscuit recipe!

I miss the days of homemade biscuits! There's not a morning in my childhood that I remember Nannie not having fresh, out of the oven, homemade biscuits ready for me and Papa and maybe even my cousin Mike to devour at the breakfast table. Early on mine accompanied the prettiest scrambled eggs you've ever seen and then as I got older, my biscuit came with tomatoes and a dash of salt! And she rarely sat to eat herself. She was a constant wisp of a little lady here and there and everywhere making sure we all had what we needed, if she could get us anything else and also planning what she was going to fix for lunch and then dinner. If she made enough biscuits we might have had them with fried chicken, chicken gravy and tomatoes and cucumbers that night!

What I remember most of all was the love that went into whatever Nannie made~ this was especially evident with her biscuits in the way she handled the dough. Nannie loved cooking and baking. Watching her in the kitchen are some of my fondest memories.

Though this is a simple recipe, I can vouch that these biscuits are some of the lightest and fluffiest you'll ever taste. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have!

Now roll on over to Balancing Beauty and Bedlam to share your favorite recipe with the rest of us, too!!

Nannie's Biscuit Recipe

2 cups Virginia's Best Self-Rising flour

1/4 cup shortening

3/4 cup buttermilk

Mix all the ingredients together. Sprinkle flour on pastry sheet (not too much). Roll out dough with rolling pin (flour rolling pin lightly). Cut the biscuits, roll scraps and then cut more until all the dough is used. Bake at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes.



Ginger said...

I love homemade biscuits! Thanks for sharing these.

Susan (A Happy Heart at Home) said...

Those sound wonderful! I love hot, homemade biscuits! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Angela said...

Oh, I remember making biscuits with my ma-ma, too!! :) I should never read Tasty Tuesday recipes when I'm hungry! Now I really really want a tomato biscuit! And the only place I know that serves them is Biscuitville....and there's not one of those in these parts! LOL

Jen@Balancing Beauty and Bedlam said...

oh, this is one of my favorite posts in the party. I can just envision your Nannie having these ready for you. My daughter just came up to me yesterday and said, "I want to make those biscuits again..you know the ones with our tea party?" (It was actually a scone recipe, but who's telling her. :)
Thanks so much for linking up. Hope to see you next week with more sweet memories and recipes.

Kim @ Forever Wherever said...

I think I could live off of biscuits and jam! Yum!


Lorraine said...

Oh I love biscuits, and these sound so yummy! My mom made great biscuits too. I just can't bring myself to use shortening, though, so I keep trying to find another way to make them. But from all the I hear, shortening is really the best way to go. {{{sigh}}}.

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