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!?!
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.
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.