Recipe by Debby
"A tender, old-fashioned Southern biscuit recipe from my mother-in-law. Grab your cast iron skillet, and you are ready to make these tasty biscuits!"
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I used melted butter instead of vegetable oil. That was the only change I made. I dropped these into greased muffin tins instead of messing with cutting them so they wouldn't have a chance to turn out tough. These turned out so good--flaky and really just........YUMMY.
The flavor wasn't bad. Maybe I rolled them too flat or cooked them to long, but they were flat and hard. I called them brick biscuits when I served them. I like the other mayonnaise buscuits on this site much better. These also take three times the time to prepare and also makes three times the mess. I will not make again.
If your biscuits by this recipe turned out 'rock hard' it was due to one of three things: 1) you worked the dough too long or 2) your flour was old and the leavening was no longer fresh or 3) you didn't use SELF-RISING, SOFT ?WHEAT flour, which is not as commonly available elsewhere as it is in the South. Good brands are White Lily or Hudson Cream -- NOT a hard wheat flour like Pillsbury, Gold Medal and DEFINITELY not Martha White (despite their claim to make the best biscuits) I have been making biscuits by this recipe since I was in elementary school and it works every time if you do it right!
Great recipe, especially when you need something in a pinch! I added a tsp. of garlic powder and used melted butter vs. veg oil cutting the amount in half. I baked these in muffin cups lined with paper liners sprayed with a little Pam which made things a lot easier!
I submitted a similar recipi,(Mayonaise Biscuits, by Georgie Brent) but I think this one is a vast improvement! Mine were drop bicuits and this recipi is for rolled and cut,and they turn out more uniform and fluffier. Bravo Debbie!
I also agree with others, this reminds me of the biscuits my sister, grandmother and a great-grandmother used to make----but, the mayo is an addition and must make the difference as I could never get them to turn out like this recipe. Hoorah!!
These are fantastic!! be sure not to over cook keep a close eye on them
These were good, but I'd really hoped for a lighter, fluffier biscuit. They were a little on the dense side, but had good flavor. These were a nice addition to our chicken dinner.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Southern Biscuits with Mayonnaise
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 48
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