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Maw Maw's Biscuits

Maw Maw's Biscuits


  • 2 cups self-rising flour, sifted
  • 4 tablespoons butter, cold and cut into cubes, and an additional 2 tablespoons melted
  • 3/4 cup cold milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Grease a 9-inch cast iron skillet.
  2. Use your hands or a pastry blender to mix the flour and 4 tablespoons cold butter in a bowl until it feels crumbly. Add the milk and mix well, but don't overwork the dough. Knead the dough just a couple of times, then on a lightly floured surface roll it out to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut the dough into biscuits using a 3-inch round cutter. Knead the leftover scraps of dough and roll and cut again so that you get a total of 8 biscuits.
  3. Place the biscuits in a prepared skillet. It will be snug, and they will be touching. Bake for 12 minutes. Generously brush the 2 tablespoons melted butter on top of the biscuits and return them to the oven until golden brown, about 3 more minutes.


  • Recipe courtesy of Kimberly Schlapman


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