Mama's ' Bestest' Biscuits

READY IN: 20mins
SERVES: 9-12


  • 2
    cups self rising flour, you can make your own- see note
  • 2
    tablespoons mayonnaise, NOT Miracle Whip
  • 1
    cup milk, any kind
  • 1
    cup flour, to add in and flour hands- use more if you feel you need it


  • Mix flour, milk and mayo together, reserving the second measure of flour for the board.
  • Add the second measure of flour to the board and coat your hands. Turn out the dough onto the floured board or counter top. Sprinkle some extra flour on top of the dough. Just enough to make the dough easier for you to work with and not so sticky. You want to get it just to the not too sticky point but not add so much flour that they become dense. It is hard to say how much as this varies with the climate and humidity.
  • Knead lightly just until the dough is smooth-about 6 times. The less you handle it, the better the biscuits!
  • Pat into a square shape and make long cuts with a very sharp knife from top to bottom and then side to side--like a tic tac toe board and you will havce 9 biscuits. Add one extra line to make 12 squares. I usually cut to make 12, but make them as large or small as you like.
  • Place on lightly greased or sprayed cookie sheet just a tiny bit apart- about 1/2 inch- and bake at 450°F for 15 to 20 minutes or until browned on top.
  • Brush the tops of biscuits with butter or spray with butter spray and serve immediately.
  • Note: Don't have any self-rising flour? Add 1 tsp salt and 1 T baking powder to the flour.