There is just something so special about warm fluffy biscuits. You know how they say a dog is a man’s best friend? I say a biscuit is a man’s best friend! Smothering them with gravy or just plain butter is perfect for any meal of the day whether it be breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Southerners sure know how to make a good biscuit..the secret is usually butter. Living down here in the deep south butter is an essential ingredient in most dishes. Luckily, Memaw’s biscuits are so soft, flaky and full of flavor that they really don’t NEED butter. But, I do enjoy brushing the tops of them with a little Earth Balance’s soy and dairy free butter every now and then.
I have to say it can be tough trying to recreate some of these southern dishes. Most southern dishes, like I said earlier, use butter, but they use buttermilk and heavy whipping cream as well. I do enjoy a good challenge though when it comes to recreating recipes. I want my son and other people to know that it is possible to eat delicious soulful food while eliminating the dairy and soy ingredients.
How do you eat your biscuits???
I prefer mine with an egg and slice of bacon in the middle of it!
- 4 C self rising flour
- 1/3 C crisco
- 1 and 1/2 C almond milk (original)
- *Earth Balance soy and dairy free butter if desired
- Preheat oven to 425.
- In a large bowl add in flour and crisco.
- Using a fork combine the 2 ingredients like you would for pie crust. Cut into it until you can't see any more big clumps of crisco.
- Add in half of the almond milk (3/4 C) and stir until combined. Add in the rest of the almond milk into the parts where it's still dry.
- Mix until a dough ball has formed.
- Need dough a couple of times in the bowl to get all the flour mixed in.
- Roll out onto a floured surface and cut out circle shapes using a biscuit cutter or a water glass. (about 1/2-1 inch thick)
- Place on greased baking sheet and let rise for about 5 minutes.
- Put in oven for 10 minutes.
- Brush melted butter onto biscuits if desired.