My Mamaw was known for her cooking, especially her biscuits. She constantly had a dough ball that she kept in a big tupperware bowl of flour and she would add ingredients to it to make more dough as she needed it (which was like every day). I'm not sure what I thought...maybe by divine intervention her biscuit making skills would be genetically passed down to me. I was mistaken.
It all started out well enough. I had my recipe to try: Southern Living's Stir-and-Roll Biscuits (that I blogged about on Monday).
I had all of my ingredients:
I sifted my dry ingredients together, and then stirred in my wets until it pulled together like a ball:
I gently rolled/patted my dough out, then cut my biscuits:
Into the oven they went to bake (please excuse the fingerprints, children live here):
And voila, out they came! Delicious little biscuit bricks!:
What went wrong?? They tasted quite yummy, but it was as if someone took them apart, removed all of the fluffy middle, and put them back together. They definitely don't look like the ones in the magazine (which promised them to be "high rising") and not like my Mamaw's either. If you're a biscuit maker, please help! I really want to be able to make some yummy, fluffy biscuits...it's a requirement for a Southern Mama!