I Remember Daddy Teaching Me To Make Biscuits

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By Missy Jones

Mama was sick and in bed quite a bit  when I was little. Daddy made me a wooden box so I could reach the kitchen cabinet and he taught me how to make biscuits. Mama used a wooden bread tray for her biscuits, and Daddy showed me how to make a bed of flour in the bottom of the tray.

I put in my salt and baking powder, worked in a little flour with that and by picking up a little flour from the bottom of the bread tray.

Then, I would put in my milk, either clabber or buttermilk, some good lard, and then some more flour. I worked it in with my hands until it felt right.

Next, I would put the dough out on Mama’s wooden breadboard that I had sprinkled with flour, and I would pat the dough out or roll it out with a floured rolling pin.

Finally, I cut the biscuits out with Mama’s little biscuit cutter.

In a hot iron skillet, I had melted lard, and I would dip one side of a biscuit in it, turning it over in the hot lard, continuing until all biscuits were in the pan which was then placed into the oven to bake.

I could make good biscuits. I can remember mixing my dough in the bread tray and taking it in to show Mama so she could see if the dough looked right before I cut them out.

About Fredda Jones

Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for texansunited.com and marketing small-town Texas.
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One Response to I Remember Daddy Teaching Me To Make Biscuits

  1. Maxine Burns says:

    I loved reading that! I do remember Mother talking about that lots of times. I guess that is why Missy is such a good cook! She just jumped right in there to do that at such a young age. You know those biscuits were good…what with all that lard and everything. I know that is why my Mother’s pie crusts were so nice and flaky! Lard! I guess most everyone living in the country probably used lard back then.

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