My mother was a wonderful cook and baker, she could cook anything and her pies, cakes and cookies were fantastic. She could NOT bake a biscuit. No matter who gave her what recipe, or how many times Mommy, my grandmother tried to teach her, Mother's biscuits were only good if you wanted to use them as rocks. Not even syrup could soften them enough to keep them from breaking our teeth.
Biscuits are one of my most favorite foods. I can neither cook nor bake. Last week I found Tippers Granny Gazzie's recipe for no fail biscuit baking, Make Do Biscuits. Tipper is author of the Blind Pig and the Acorn and a wonderful mother to her two girls. Thanks Tipper for sharing Grannies Recipe. NOTE: Tipper and her Granny use home made jam, mine is the bought kind.
I am here today saying to my mother in Heaven,
"Mama! I baked the softest, melt in your mouth biscuits and if you were here you could to."
2 parts self rising flour to 1 part Whipping Cream.
THAT'S it. that IS the recipe. I Kid you not.
I made these SQUARE biscuits by mixing 1 cup flour 1/2 cup whipping cream, stir, knead, roll, cut and bake at 400. Ten Minute Biscuits. Soft Biscuits.
Madsnapper biscuits are square, because I have no rolling pin or biscuit cutter, so I MADE DO, that is what these biscuits are called. Make Do biscuits. I flattened with my hands and cut with a knife and baked in my toaster oven. they melted in my mouth. and Bob's mouth, but I did cry when he took the one I offered him.
|Sweet Sixteen, Palmetto, Florida 1942|
In Memory of my mother, Mary Lucille Overby McCall, 1926-1990