The bottom line is this – Brenda Gantt is NOT going to be asking me for biscuit advice! 🙂
We went to the Farmers’ Market this morning so we had a late start for making breakfast and that was a good thing because the White Lily self rising flour arrived from Walmart. The flour feels like cornstarch on my hands. It is super fine. We wanted to try the grits from the Mennonite store so I fixed grits, bacon, biscuits and eggs.
I didn’t expect the first time I made them for them to look like Brenda Gantt’s but two observations:
- I think I need a narrower, deeper bowl. I need to go back and look at her bowl but I had a hard time not getting all my flour in the buttermilk/shortening mix.
- I do not like getting my hands messy. Do not like it at all! One thing I cannot do – boil a chicken and strip the meat off the bone. Stuff gets under my nails and I get creeped out. That’s what happened using my hands in this biscuit dough. I can stir it all up with a spoon and roll it out while it’s a bit sticky but buttermilk, shortening and flour under my nails . . not happening again.
The biscuits were good. I don’t think they were as good as Blake’s biscuits. I’m going to try some variations. I do like the feel of the White Lily flour . . when it’s dry. Whatever recipe I try, you can bet I’ll be stirring with a spoon and not using my hands. I’m still kinda grossed out about that.