by Brittany McComas
No matter where I go in the world, most people know, this Southern girl loves her biscuits. Biscuits are the most amazing little, fluffy creations in the food world. They can also be super classy and a decadent, budget friendly addition to your wedding–especially if you’ve gone for a rustic or country romance style day. Give your guests a sweet little DIY treat with a cute biscuit bar and all the toppings imaginable.
The Best Biscuit Recipe Ever
It’s not my recipe, but it’s amazing. Check out 7UP and Sour Cream Biscuits. For my UK friends you can sub 7UP with lemonade.
One that I’ve always found works really well from my Grandmommy is:
- 2 c. self-rising flour
- 4 T. shortening or butter, softened.
- 1/2 c. (or so) milk or buttermilk
Preheat oven to 425. Using a pastry blender, cut the butter or shortening into the flower until it is incorporated and looks like small peas. Gently mix in the liquid you choose until all ingredients are just pulled together and not too wet. Roll the dough out to 1/2″, then use a cookie cutter to make shapes. Bake for about 15 minutes or until tops are just lightly tanned.
- Mini fried chicken pieces or torn pieces of chicken fingers
- Crumbled sausage
- Fried apples
- Roast Turkey
- Carved Ham
Here’s where you’ll learn how to destroy your kitchen. Every time I make gravy it looks like a flour bomb went off in my kitchen…
For country gravy, you’ll need:
- 1 Tbsp. butter
- 1Tbsp. bacon grease
- 1 cup flour
- 2 cup milk (at room temperature)
- black pepper and salt to taste
Melt the butter and bacon grease together in a metal pan on medium heat. Using a whisk, sift in and mix a little flour at a time. You want it to look like a buttery blob, and may not use the whole cup. Add milk slowly; whisking as fast as you can, until you get a creamy mixture. If it’s lumpy just keep mixing it. This recipe really is to taste, so add salt and black pepper–I like lots of pepper in mine.
You can make it a jalapeno gravy by adding in a few jalapenos in with your greasy butter mix; saute about five minutes, and remove before adding flour.
Give your guests a little direction with a chalkboard sign that tells them all the combinations they can make with the ingredients you’ve set out on the biscuit bar! source
- Honey and Butter: Set out a jar of honey and stick of butter.
- Garlic Butter: Set out garlic powder or a grinder and stick of butter.
- Cinnamon Butter: Set out jar of ground cinnamon and stick of butter.
- Herbed Parmesan: Mix parmesan cheese crumbles in a bowl with Italian seasoning.
- Tomato & Oregano Spread: Mix tomato paste, olive oil, oregano and a dash of salt.
- Olive tapenade: Smashed olives with olive oil and balsamic vinegar in a bowl. Season with salt and a dash of pepper.
- Hummus: Buy it. I can’t make it. It’s always too dry, and with the amazing brands out there just cut yourself some slack.