“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”
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!
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…
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”
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