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    Melanie's Southern Biscuits

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    20 mins

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    CindiJ's Note:

    I love this recipe. My very dear friend in Atlanta makes these when we come to visit. Her family secret is to bake these in a very hot, oiled black cast iron skillet. Have some fresh creamy butter and blackberry jam or honey close by - they may not make it to the table!

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    1. 1
      Mix the dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl.
    2. 2
      Blend in the 2 Tablespoons Crisco until the mixture is coarse and grainy, using a fork or pastry blender.
    3. 3
      With a fork, stir in the buttermilk.
    4. 4
    5. 5
      On a floured board pour dough out and knead 4-5 times.
    6. 6
      Pat the dough out to about 1/2-inch thick.
    7. 7
      Cut with biscuit cutter or a floured dipped glass into rounds or pizza cutter for squares.
    8. 8
      It is very important not to handle the dough too much as it will get tough.
    9. 9
      Place 1 Tablespoon Crisco in heavy black cast iron skillet; place in pre-heated 500º oven for 5-6 minutes.
    10. 10
      Crisco and skillet should be very hot.
    11. 11
      Remove skillet from oven and place the biscuits in the skillet, turning each once in the oil.
    12. 12
      Bake for 10 minutes or till light brown.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 23, 2007


      I made these on 8/21/07 for the Camera-less Chef Game.I made this recipe as directed,but I had to add about 1/4 cup more flour to be able to get it into a soft ball.Even though I sifted the dry ingredients,they still didn't rise as high as I had hoped.The taste was pretty good, I really like how crisp the bottom was on these.Served with Buttermilk Fried Chicken,My Mashed Taters,and 24k Carrots made a very good "comfort food meal".Thanks for posting,"Keep Smiling :)"

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    • on May 05, 2007


      WOW! I was looking for a biscuit recipe that I would not have to cut down. This recipe was FANTASTIC! I did not have a large cast iron skillet so I used a baking sheet with excellent results. Thank you for sharing a wonderful recipe!

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    • on November 03, 2006


      Thank you for posting, Cindi! These came out great! I have tried for years to make biscuit and they usually come out like hockey Next time I will probably double the recipe. Thanks again!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Melanie's Southern Biscuits

    Serving Size: 1 (311 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 112.8
    Calories from Fat 45
    Total Fat 5.1 g
    Saturated Fat 1.5 g
    Cholesterol 0.6 mg
    Sodium 246.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 14.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.4 g
    Sugars 0.7 g
    Protein 2.3 g

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