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Southern-Style Biscuits

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

8 biscuits

As a Southerner and our household cook, I experimented until I hit on just the right biscuit recipe. It practically screams to be smothered in gravy or stuffed with eggs and sausage. —Susan Flippin, Mt. Airy, NC

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cups self-rising flour, divided
  • 1/4 cup cold butter or shortening
  • 1 to 1-1/4 cups 2% milk
  • Melted butter

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Place 2 cups flour in a large bowl. Cut in butter until butter is the size of peas. Stir in 1 cup milk. Dough should be wet and sticky; if needed, stir in some of the remaining milk.
  2. Place remaining flour in a small bowl. Using a 1/4-cup measuring cup dipped in flour, remove 1/4 cup dough from bowl and drop into flour; gently turn to coat. Place in greased cast-iron or other ovenproof skillet.
  3. Bake until golden brown, 20-25 minutes. Brush with melted butter; serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

1 biscuit: 204 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 526mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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