Today I made biscuits! In a bit of a rush so I can't write any more right now, but after the EXTREME decadence of the s'mores brownies I needed something to counter-act the sugar rush. For the recipe, I called upon the lovely Paula Deen because really- who better to make biscuits than the Southern Queen herself?
When I made these I think I rolled out the dough a little too much so the biscuits stayed a bit flat, but still moist and delicious. So, if thicker biscuits are more your thing, roll them out to about 1/2 inch thickness. Enjoy!
Paula Deen's Basic Biscuits
Recipe from The Lady and Sons Savannah Country Cookbook
- 1/2 package yeast
- 1/4 cup lukewarm water
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 3/8 cup shortening
- 1 cup buttermilk
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Dissolve yeast and set aside. (about 5 minutes)
- Mix together flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder, and sugar.
- Cut shortening into the dry ingredients.
- Mix in yeast and buttermilk.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to desired thickness.
- Cut out with a biscuit cutter. (I used a pizza cutter)
- Place biscuits on a greased/sprayed baking sheet and bake for about 12 minutes.
Yields about 1 1/2 dozen biscuits.