“She cooked good biscuits, so they say.”

Boy likes to sing me this Mississippi John Hurt song when I make biscuits and gravy.

It pleases me that my biscuits elicit their own serenade.

DSC00460This biscuit recipe was one of my wedding presents and is now one of my prize possessions; hand-printed on a ripped off piece of paper bag and dusted with glitter.  It’s not the fanciest recipe, but it’s a workhorse.  As follows:  2 c. flour, 3 t. baking powder, 1/2 t. salt, 1/4 c. butter, and 3/4 c. whole milk.  Mix the dry, work in the butter, and add milk.  Mix until just comes together.  Roll out on floured board and cut.  Bake (preferably on a stone) at 450 degrees for 12 minutes.  I notice the biscuits do all sorts of different things based on the working technique.  Even different mixers produce different biscuits.  But they’re always good.  Unless my husband makes them.  Husbands do not make good biscuits.  But bless their souls for trying.

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