How to make Southern Rolled (Pinched Off) Biscuits from Scratch

I love me some homemade biscuits!  Those ones in a can are just not the same.  I’ve tried several different recipes over the years, but this is a new (or should I say OLD?) technique for me.  And I am definitely going to give it a try!

This recipe is demonstrated by a Southern lady who learned this from her Grandma when she was just a girl.  It’s done in a very unusual way.  The shortening and buttermilk go in a bowl which has a good amount of King Arther unbleached self-rising flour pressed against the sides.  Then she stirs around and around with her fingers until the liquid has collected enough flour to get it to the right consistency.  And what flour is left is just stored away for next time.  I find that pretty awesome!  You’d only have to grab your bowl and throw in the milk and shortening to start a new batch.

Watch Mama’s rolled “pinch off” biscuits and let me know what you think about it in the comments below!

Isn’t she just so sweet?  I could listen to her all day!  Have you ever made biscuits this way?  I don’t know about you, but I’m craving some biscuits and gravy!  LOL

Have a great day y’all!

 

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