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Thursday, March 12, 2009

**Jam and Biscuits**

My grandmother used to get up almost every morning and make my grandfather breakfast before dawn. I am lucky enough to have her green flour bowl that stayed in a bottom cabinet until it was biscuit making time. Although I don't slow down enough to make homemade biscuits I think I need to get my bowl out and put some flour in it. Just to see if it motivates me! Last week my son attended a cooking workshop for 4-H where they made biscuits. So no time like the present to have a little mother/son time in the kitchen. Here's the recipe:
2 cups white flour
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup shortening or lard
3/4 to 1 cup milk
Heat oven to 450 degrees; in a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, and salt; using two knives or a pastry blender, cut shortening into flour until consistency of course meal; add milk, stir with fork until mixture leaves sides of bowl and forms a soft, moist dough; on a floured surface, toss lightly until dough is no longer sticky; roll out 1/2 inch thick and cut with a floured cutter; place on ungreased cookie sheet or in a baking pan. Bake at 450 degrees for 8 to 12 minutes or until light golden brown. Don't forget to smother in jam!!
~~Happy Biscuit making!~~


  1. Hi Tammy,
    Just came across your blog while looking at Mary Janes Farm Farmgirl Connection ~ I just picked up the magazine with a cup of coffee this morning while out running errands ~ What a really nice magazine.

    Any ways; Love your post about home made biscuits ~ been making them a lot here lately since the family cannot get enough of them and I've been teaching my son to make them too.
    I especially love them with butter and honey, just like my grandmother and I always did.....oh what a treat and of course there is always strawberry shortcake!
    Also, I am so jealous you have started your garden already. It's still too cold here to work the ground (was 15 and beautifully frosty this morning with a high of 49 maybe) so I just have to wait a bit but I am really looking forward to getting my hands dirty!
    Take care,
    ~ Rebecca

  2. Welcome to blogland! Oh I can hardly wait to give those biscuits a try. I've been wanting and tried and true recipe for some time. Thanks for sharing!

    Blessings, Lea

  3. I don't know how I found your blog but I just love it. I love to make homemade biscuits. It actually takes less time than people think once you get used to it.

  4. hi! from another MJF girl. Good post! Great picture!