Southerners seem born to cook. I don’t know if all this soul food comes from some deep rooted desire to make up for the discord we caused in the Civil Union. Or if it’s just generations of watching the previous generation. Maybe both. Maybe neither.
Whatever the reason, there is some good food coming out of the South. A lot of it right now is coming from my Dad’s kitchen. Generations of cooking means a lot of undocumented measurements. It took some doing but I got my Daddy’s Biscuit Recipe.
Here are his Southern Style Pat Biscuits. So called, pat biscuits because he pats them out instead of rolling. He claims his father made them by patting them on his elbow. These are easier than rolling, and it’s not necessary to use an elbow. Enjoy.♥
Southern Style Pat Biscuits Recipe
|Preparation time: 10 minutes||Cook time: 20 minutes||Makes: 10-12|
|Technique: Baking||Taste: Salty||Family|
- 2 cups self-rising flour
- 1 cup shortening
- 1 cup milk
- 1 large egg
- 2 tbsp butter
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper
Heat oven to 350℉. Kneed shortening into flour until small balls form. Add milk, egg, salt and pepper. Kneed until all combined. Scoop 1 golf ball sized mixture into hands. Roll and pat out flat onto ungreased baking sheet. Bake 15-20 minutes until tops begin to brown. Remove from oven, cut butter into thin squares and place slice on each biscuit. Return to oven for an additional 5-7 minutes until bottoms brown. Remove and serve warm.
- Replace milk with buttermilk
- Add 1 ½ cups cheddar cheese
- Use flavored butter (See some examples HERE)
Download the Recipe HERE