Southern Biscuits

Happy Weekend!! I’m kicking of this Saturday the right way by making Southern biscuits and country ham. I had the opportunity to visit Nashville in August, part of the trip was visiting the very beautiful Belle Meade Plantation. While on the tour, we got a biscuit making demonstration, complete with our very own biscuit cutter! ๐Ÿ™‚ This is the recipe that they taught us. I’ve been dying to make the recipe and use the little guy. I also purchased some yummy country ham while I was there as well. It is super salty and delicious!

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Fabulous biscuit making class, complete with sweet tea! ๐Ÿ™‚
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The spooooky Belle Meade Plantation by night! ๐Ÿ™‚
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The Belle Meade Plantation in Tennessee

Ingredients:

-2 c. all purpose flour (plus more for rolling out the dough!)

-1 tsp. sugar

-1 Tbsp. baking powder

-1 tsp. salt

-8 Tbsp. unsalted butter, cubed (1 stick)

-1/2 c. milk

Let’s get bakin’!

  • Preheat the oven to 425ยบ. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
  • Cut the butter into small cubes and combine with the dry ingredients with a fork or pastry cutter.

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  • Make a well in the flour mixture and slowly pour in the milk. Mix with a fork until well combined, then knead gently with your hands until the dough comes together in a sticky ball.
  • Roll out the dough on a floured surface until you reach desired consistency. Don’t overmix the dough! ๐Ÿ™‚ Roll out until about 1/2 inch thickness.

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  • Use your biscuit cutter to cut the biscuits into rounds. Grease a cast iron skillet or cake pan with butter and place the biscuits into the pan. Re-roll any leftover dough that you may have to make more biscuits! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Dot the biscuits with some butter and bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
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Aren’t they purrrdy? ๐Ÿ™‚

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Perfect with honey, melted butter, and delicious country ham!
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Thanks, Belle Meade! ๐Ÿ™‚
K bye!!! :-*

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