Z Biscuits

October 31, 2010 No comments

I just had to take the comment posted by Lise’ and turn it into a Post so that you don’t miss it.  For those of you asking for the perfect biscuit recipe after our experiement with biscuits post, here it is.


Lise Shares the Z Biscuit Recipe

What do girls do when they are in the chemo infusion center? Talk food, read food, plan food. We came across Karin’s Biscuit blog and we thought, YEA! There is no one that I know of who does not have a biscuit memory or story. Watching my grandmother dip into her flour bin and scoop out heaps of flour onto the counter, mixing and kneading til just so and using a very old(at that time and that was 40 years ago) lemonade can to cut out her biscuits. And the smell…oh the smell of the biscuits baking and of course pulling them out of the oven steaming and barely letting them cool to pop a bit into your mouth, mmmmm. During her chemo infusion, Bill’s mom and I began to chat about such things. I raved about her biscuit recipe, not because she’s my mother-in-law, but because they are the best biscuits I have ever had. She passed her recipe off as “just like all the others”, but it’s not. She cuts in 4 TBSP of cold shortening and 5 TBSP of cold butter into the dry ingredients. After cutting the biscuits out, she dips the bottom of each biscuit into melted butter before placing on the baking sheet. Clearly, this is not a diet biscuit or the less guilty version, but yummy biscuits every time. These are special. If you get the chance, try this biscuit recipe from a dear little woman from Oklahoma, Carolyn.

Z Biscuits

Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees

*3 1/2 C. Flour
*1 TBSP plus 1 tsp Baking Powder
*1 tsp Salt
*4 TBSP Cold Shortening
*5 TBSP Cold Butter
*1-1 1/4 C. Milk or 1 1/2 -1 3/4 C. Buttermilk

Sift together dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Cut in, with 2 knives or a pastry cutter, Shortening and Butter. Continue to “cut” mixture for about 2 minutes until the dough looks like bread crumbs.Mix in 1 cup of Milk, if the mixture seems dry continue to gradually add the rest of the milk. Gather dough into a ball and place it on a floured surface to be rolled out. Using a floured biscuit cutter, glass or antique lemonade can, cut the biscuits out. Melt a 1/4 C. butter, I usually do this in a dish with a lip. Dip each biscuit in melted butter and place on baking sheet. Before placing the biscuits in the oven, brush the tops lightly with, you guessed it, melted butter. Bake for 12- 15 minutes in a pre-heated 425 degree oven, until lightly browned. Enjoy!

Great with Quince Jam!

Ciao – Lise


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  1. Maria says:

    Mmm… Sounds good!

  2. Peter Kane says:

    Passing on to Maureen! Thanks!

    • Maureen Kane says:

      Boy! This brings back similar memories with Aunt Maudie Bell McKee in Pie Town, New Mexico! (That is a “for real” town by the way–along Route 60!) Thanks for sharing the recipe… and for stirring up the “memories!”

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