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    Quote Originally Posted by Bird View Post
    Never heard of putting sugar in biscuits. Otherwise, that recipe sounds pretty good. My mother always used sweet milk only because we never had buttermilk on hand; it all went to the hogs and chickens as soon as the butter was made. And now . . . we buy the packages of frozen biscuits at the grocery store, so we can bake as many, or as few, at a time as we wish. For the gravy, we usually don't measure ingredients either, but if amounts to one heaping tablespoonful of flour per cup of milk, plus salt & pepper to taste.

    And as much as I love either bacon or sausage with a couple of scrambled eggs and a couple of biscuits and gravy, I almost never do that anymore because of my weight.
    Just curious? I use a tad of sugar in both my biscuits and cornbread mix. Do you use sugar in your cornbread mix? I do this because my Mother did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brin View Post
    On biscuit making , I was always taught to not kneed the biscuit dough...rather just mix it around gently with your fingers until just mixed and coming together and NEVER...EVER use a roller...just lightly pat out the dough to a 3/4 inch thick or so and then use a can or drinking glass to cut out the biscuits....

    Be gentle is the guiding word and you will have light and fluffy biscuits...also try brushing melted butter on the tops before putting them in the oven....they come out golden !
    In East Tennessee where I was raised, everyone that I knew used a rolling pin. That includes my Mother, Grandmother, Aunts, Cousins, Sister, numerous friends and acquaintances. Could this possibly be a local or regional adaptation? just wondering. BTW, what do you cut your biscuits with? We use a cut out Carnation milk can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob77064 View Post
    That old roller is what makes yours special, I have some old pots that were my Grandpas.
    My Wife and I have been married 40 years. When we were married, one of my Aunts-my Father's sister gave us a set of cast iron pots, pans, skillets; etc. The cast iron was over 80 years old back then. That is 120+years. Even now, there are no pits. I have used them camping, immersed them in salt water, left them out in the weather, and they are much better than what you buy today. Lodge cast iron from Tennessee is also quality cast iron. I apologize for rambling, but has anyone put homemade apple butter, homemade peach butter, or molasses on a fresh made biscuit?
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    Lumpy Gravy coming Up.
    I know some folks can only make lumpy gravy.
    Now that I have said that is not one of my problems, You guessed it, I will now make mine lumpy.

    I normally just use any old spoon, egg turner or what ever to stir with. I"think" by spreading the flour around and constant stirring is the "Secret".

    "ED" none of us can cook like or as good as mom or grandma, but we do try.

    Plain biscuits are good, even if made with bis-quick. But adding a little sugar, salt or bacon grease, butter is not a big deal.

    Never tried the frozen biscuits. Have tried the canned ones and they are OK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by creekbend View Post
    Just curious? I use a tad of sugar in both my biscuits and cornbread mix. Do you use sugar in your cornbread mix? I do this because my Mother did.
    My mother never put any sugar in biscuits or cornbread. After I was grown and doing my own cooking, I was quite surprised to find a recipe that included sugar for cornbread. I tried it and thought it was pretty good. In fact, if you use a little too much, pretty good dessert cake. But now, we use the Jiffy corn muffin mix, so all we have to add is egg and milk, but the list of ingredients on the box does include sugar.
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    I apologize for rambling, but has anyone put homemade apple butter, homemade peach butter, or molasses on a fresh made biscuit?
    I don't believe I've ever seen any peach butter or "homemade" molasses, but my mother used to make apple butter. Personally, I always liked apple butter better than applesauce and awhile back I got to looking for apple butter in the grocery stores and couldn't find any. But then I discovered that the Cracker Barrel has it in their store, and it's very good. I also like molasses on biscuits, pancakes, or waffles, but my wife doesn't; too strong a flavor to suit her.
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    [QUOTE=creekbend;3086173]In East Tennessee where I was raised, everyone that I knew used a rolling pin. That includes my Mother, Grandmother, Aunts, Cousins, Sister, numerous friends and acquaintances. Could this possibly be a local or regional adaptation? just wondering. BTW, what do you cut your biscuits with? We use a cut out Carnation milk can.[/QUOTE

    I'm sure many folks here in Georgia use a roller....I guess it is what you get used to....I have used a roller just to see and , at least for me, the biscuits were heavy...not light or fluffy as when a roller was not used...the idea for me is to just gently cut in the shortening with the flour, salt, baking powder and then the milk..or buttermilk ...all very gently just with the fingers...no kneading or mashing down...then I use a can like you or a drinking glass to cut the biscuits...then on the tray and I brush the tops with melted butter before they go in the over.
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    My mother had a wooden roller, and we still have one ourselves. They were used for pie crust, cookies, some kinds of noodles, etc., but never for biscuits.

    And yep, a can of some kind was always used to cut out biscuits, and we still have one of those, too.
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    Our recipe is pretty simple.

    For the biscuits, bisquick. Just mix it up and drop them on a pan. They are actually pretty good biscuits.

    For the gravy, brown the sausage. Add milk and a little butter. Bring that to boil. Then slowly stir in thickener. (cornstarch mixed with water or milk). It dont take much thickener. Also like a good dash of red-pepper seasoning to spice it up a bit.
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    Default Re: BISQUITES & GRAVY -- COOKING

    Quote Originally Posted by Bird View Post
    I don't believe I've ever seen any peach butter or "homemade" molasses, but my mother used to make apple butter. Personally, I always liked apple butter better than applesauce and awhile back I got to looking for apple butter in the grocery stores and couldn't find any. But then I discovered that the Cracker Barrel has it in their store, and it's very good. I also like molasses on biscuits, pancakes, or waffles, but my wife doesn't; too strong a flavor to suit her.
    http://www.life123.com/food/cooking-...r-recipe.shtml BTW, we alaways leave the peelings on our apples and peaches, and we don't use a crockpot, only a large kettle. I'm sure you have put crumbled up baked cornbread in a glass of "Sweet Milk". We always call regular milk-Sweet Milk.
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