Sunday, November 8, 2009

A Trip Down Memory Lane

I used to work in a little restaurant here in my small Kansas town when I was sixteen. My grandma worked in the kitchen, and my twin sister and I worked as waitresses. Good times.

They made THE BEST biscuits and gravy I have ever eaten in my entire life. Last year when my grandma moved to the nursing home, we found a copy of the recipes used in the restaurant among her stuff, but guess what recipe was missing. . .

I have searched and searched for a really good biscuit recipe and this is the best I have found so far. Great with gravy, yummy with apple butter, perfect with honey.

I like to bake them on a really cheap, ugly, aluminum pan. The kind you would think I should throw out. (I do put a piece of parchment paper on it) It makes the bottom of the biscuit really crispy. I tried my Pampered Chef stoneware but it must absorb the butter or something so the bottom of my biscuits didn't get as crispy and yummy.


3 cups flour
2 T. sugar
4- 1/2 tsps. baking powder
3/4 tsp. cream of tartar
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 c. cold butter
1 egg
1 c. milk

In a bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Cut in the butter until crumbly. Combine egg and milk; stir into the crumb mixture just until moistened. Turn out onto floured surface and knead 10-12 times. Roll out to 1 inch thickness; cut with a 2-1/2 in. biscuit cutter. (I'm really fancy and use a drinking glass☺) Place on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 450° for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.

Makes 1 dozen biscuits.


  1. I've never made biscuits from scratch. I might have to try this!

  2. Those look delicious! Do you use 1/2 wheat and 1/2 white? We have biscuits about once a week. I always bake them on the same trusty baking sheet too. :)

  3. Leat,
    I usually use all white flour for biscuits b/c that's the way my hubby likes them. However, I have used 1 c. whole wheat and 2 c. white before and they were good.


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