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!

 

Photo by edenza

 

Homemade DIY Bisquick Alternative Recipe

Do you ever get the feeling we really overpay for some grocery items?  One thing that is a total splurge item for me is Bisquick.  I might pick it up if I want to make something that day, and am just hurting too much to fool with doing it from scratch, but I like to keep some homemade Bisquick on hand when possible.  That’s why I like being able to make a DIY alternative!

It’s so versatile and really easy to make.  You can do it in a food processor or a blender (although it’s a bit of a nuisance that way because you have to stop and stir a lot), but if you don’t have them or don’t want to use them, you can totally do it by hand.  You just “cut” the shortening into the flour with a tool for that or a fork, or even with your hands!  No matter which way you do it, you just keep working it till it looks kind of like cornmeal.

My favorite use for it is biscuits!  What is your favorite Bisquick recipe?

Shan's Homemade Bisquick Recipe

Prep Time 5 minutes
Author Shannon

Ingredients

  • 6 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 3 tbsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 1 cup Vegetable Shortening

Instructions

  1. Mix together dry ingredients.

  2. Add shortening.

  3. Pulse or cut until it looks like cornmeal.

  4. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 months.