I don’t remember my mother making biscuits when we were growing up. She made homemade bread, rolls & sweet rolls very frequently. They were the best!
Fast forward, and now I’m marred and my husband asks for biscuits. So I called my MIL, who by the way was a fabulous cook, and asked for her recipe. Her response: ‘Oh, I don’t have a recipe written down, it’s in my head.’ She assured me that next time she made them she would do her best to measure the ingredients and come up with a recipe.
Not long after my request to my MIL, I got a letter from her. (Snail mail was all we had back then🥺). She had written down the recipe: 2 cups flour, 4 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp salt, shortening the size of a large egg, enough milk to make it thicker than cake batter but not too runny to roll out!! That was the recipe!
Over the years I have tweaked her recipe, and my husband says he likes them better than his moms (we’re allowed to say that now that she is gone). So, give these a try and see what you think!
Mom Blowers Biscuits
2 cups all purpose flour
4 tsp. Baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
4 Tbsp sugar
3 Tbsp shortening
3/4-1 cup buttermilk (regular milk will work)
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and spray a baking pan
2. Measure all dry ingredients into bowl
3. Add shortening and mix with a pastry blender until we’ll combined.
4. Gradually add buttermilk (or regular milk) stirring after each addition, until dough is moist enough to roll into a ball
5. Spoon dough onto floured surface and knead a few times
6. Flatten to 1/2 inch thickness and cut with round cutter or rim of a glass, dipped in flour
7. Place in greased baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes or until slightly browned on top & bottom
8. Remove to wire rack to cool.