Pass The Biscuits, Please

“Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst”
John‬ ‭6‬:‭35

Biscuits…I can’t think of any other food that evokes such vivid memories!  My pretty Southern Mama was the certified “queen of biscuit makers”!  Every morning of my childhood, she was up before anyone else preparing home-made biscuits!  She would have never served canned or frozen biscuits, and had no recipe that she followed. I watched her over and over make her lighter than air biscuits, but I never mastered her technique!  She kept a large bowl of flour covered in her cabinet for the sole purpose of making biscuits.  She made a well in the center of the flour…added shortening and worked it in by hand…whole milk was added and mixed by hand…the dough kneaded three or four times…patted out by hand…and cut!   She never used a spoon or rolling pin, simply made by hand!  They were small, never thick, and the lightest and fluffiest I have ever eaten.   Perfection is the best way to describe them!  I use the exact ingredients and mine are good (according to Butch), but still no comparison to my sweet Mother’s!  After Butch and I married, we ate at my parents’ house at least once a week until my Mother passed away.  One of our favorite meals and definitely Seth’s favorite was her country fried steak, creamed potatoes, and biscuits with gravy!

There were several options that Mother offered with her biscuits……plain with real butter & grape jelly……home-made sausage gravy……Golden Eagle (soppin’) Syrup…to just name a few!

 What I would give today- just to sit at Mother’s kitchen table and eat one of her melt-in-your-mouth biscuits made by her loving hands!

Last spring, Katy and I made a wonderful discovery in the form of Alabama Biscuit.  Who knew that you could take the simple Southern biscuit and elevate it to gourmet status?!  As soon as we walked in, we could tell this place was gonna be great–it was packed!  It only took that one trip to make this a part of our Birmingham day trips!  We have been looking at their latest menus and planning our next trip there!  You can follow their Instagram here:  Alabama Biscuit
The Alabama with maple butter sauce and soaked roasted pecans! Crispy pork belly, green onion-ginger jam, farm egg and cheese, daikon and red cabbage slaw, mint, cilantro…etc! Strawberry shortcake! The apple pie biscuit!Sweet potato pie with house marshmallow creme! Pancetta, pears, and Belle Chèvre!  Peach cobbler! Peppercorn brisket, butternut squash, ginger-scallion relish, and sherry vinegar BBQ sauce! Fresh peaches, cardamom mascarpone cream, ginger maple butter sauce, and powdered cinnamon!

Katy and I on one of our many trips to Alabama Biscuit!

Since I am a food enthusiast (aka foodie-especially of our Southern cuisine) when I ran across Callie’s Biscuits on Instagram, I knew she was a must-follow!  The next time I am in Charleston, I know where I will be for breakfast!  Look at some of what she has to offer…

Shrimp and grits!Shortcake biscuit with sprinkles and house made icing! Blueberry biscuits! Pimento cheese!

 And this is my spin on a gourmet biscuit…and how I enjoyed mine on Sunday morning… Nutella biscuit!

How do you prefer to eat your biscuits?  The above examples are beyond amazing!  But perhaps, you are like Butch, a home-made biscuit with butter, does it get any better!!

“I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh” 
‭John‬ ‭6‬:‭51

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  1. Daphne says:

    Oh yes…nothing better than a made from scratch biscuit! I grew up mixing Golden Eagle with butter…southern biscuit frosting! Of course, a close second would be homemade strawberry freezer jam. Memories ? Thanks for sharing! Now I want to go to Charleston !

  2. Angela Junkins says:

    Great post that brings great memories, Pam. My precious grandmother used to make scratch biscuits the same way. She had a hollowed out log that housed her flour, and would have 12-14 homemade biscuits in the oven before I could peel the paper off of canned ones! I remember my uncles used to mix Golden Eagle syrup and butter to eat them with, or sometimes syrup and peanut butter. I can make good biscuits, but nothing like Grandmother’s. There was magic in her hands.

  3. bj says:

    Why, girlfriend, I think I was put on this earth to EAT BISCUITS…I love them to the moon and back but have never, ever had any of these you have listed. My blog is full of BISCUIT posts…I just can’t live without them. 🙂

  4. Kay says:

    Biscuits! Biscuits! Biscuits! I love biscuits. I especially love biscuits covered with red eye gravy alongside country ham and a couple more plain biscuits that I can slather with home-made strawberry jam. If there’s any ham left, I like to make a ham samitch to top off the feast.

  5. Stephanie says:

    Mmmm…. I love biscuits! In fact, I just had one this morning for breakfast {it was left over from last night’s meal}. There is so much you can do with biscuits and some of the things you listed have my mouth watering!

    Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs!

  6. janetlea62 says:

    Pam, they all looks so amazing! My daughter is a foodie and can cook much better than me so I am going to forward this post to her. I know she will be inspired and I reap the reward!

  7. Cindy says:

    Wow, everything looks delish!!! I so wish I had a good ‘Granny’s’ biscuit…no one has her recipe.
    Thanks for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  8. Jann Olson says:

    Oh my gosh, I am in heaven! I think I need a trip to Alabama. lol! I love pecans and every single one of those biscuits look divine. If I ever get breakfast at McDonalds I get the bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit. Some of my friends say that biscuits are too dry, but not for this gal! Love them with just butter like your hubby. Mine has to have honey. I know what you mean about perfection from our mothers. I make a really good pecan pie, and my crust is good; but my moms was so flaky you thought you had died and went to heaven when you’d eat it. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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