The lowly biscuit has a special place in the hearts of all Southerners.
In the old days pairing a hot buttered biscuit with sorghum molasses was a culinary highpoint of any morning.
It works in the winter, just as well as it works on a hot summer morning. But that is not the only application for a simple biscuit.
A little cheddar cheese can be added, if you like life a little spicy, a chopped jalapeno would be grand. But then if simplicity is your thing, a tab of butter and a little homemade strawberry jam might be just the thing.
BASIC BISCUIT RECIPE
Add a little cheddar cheese if you like.
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup milk
Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl, then cut the butter in. Make a well in the center of the flour, then add the milk. Now it's time to get messy; using your hands knead the mixture until smooth. Flour a clean surface and roll the dough out, about 1-inch thick. Cut into desired shape, place on a buttered sheet pan and bake at 450 f for 20 minutes.