Updated: Aug 17, 2020
As a child, my mom would whip up a pan of homemade biscuits almost every weekend. I use to get so excited when I would see the special wooden bowl she used to make biscuits in sitting on the kitchen counter! We normally have them with our breakfast with some molasses on the side for sopping! In the South, biscuits and molasses go together like peanut butter and jelly! The softness of the biscuits and the sweetness of the molasses are the perfect combination! My mom always rolled her biscuits in the palm of her hand instead of rolling them out and using a biscuit cutter. I use the same technique because in my eyes I was taught by the best! It also saves time and you don't make such a mess in your kitchen! Checkout my recipe for homemade biscuits and let me know if they melt in yo mouth!! Also, if you have never sopped a biscuit, I strongly suggest getting a jar of Grandma's Molasses for your next Sunday morning breakfast!
2 cups all-purpose flour 3 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup of a Crisco shortening 3/4 cup buttermilk
1. Preheat the oven to 450°F. In a medium bowl, use a sifter to sift the flour, baking powder and salt. Sifting the dry ingredients will make your biscuits really light and fluffy.
2. Create a well in your dry ingredients and add in the shortening using a fork and mix until mixture looks like fine crumbs. Stir in the butter milk until mixture forms a soft dough and leaves the side of the bowl.
3. Put some extra flour on your hands and knead the dough a few times. Pinch off enough dough for the palm of your hand and roll into a ball and place on an ungreased baking sheet.
4. Once you have all the balls of biscuits on the baking sheet, dip your knuckles into flour and use the back of your hand to press down a bit on the biscuits
5. Bake at 450 degrees until lightly browned and enjoy!