you know you're from the south when you refer to your mother as mama darlin', right? it's ok. i am proud of it. and so proud to be her daughter. my mother is the quintessential southern lady and i love everything about her <3
she is an opinionated, wise and passionate woman and she instilled those things in her daughters, for better or worse! my mom could kick it with martha stewart and could totally whoop paula deen in a battle of southern food. do you know how weird it is to see recipes on her show that i have eaten my whole life? did paula d. steal my mom's recipe book? like, seriously.
so, thanks mom. thanks for sharing your knowledge and love of food. thanks for having the house that everyone wanted to come to for dinner growing up. thanks for the elaborate birthday celebrations that were the envy of all of my friends. but most of all, thanks for loving me so much and for giving me the best example of how to be a lady.
here's a little recipe to honor my mom today. hardly a day went by in our house without fresh biscuits for breakfast, always served with butter and honey. i tried a whole wheat version today and i am quite pleased. crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, just like mom's.
whole wheat southern biscuits
1 c white flour
1 c whole wheat flour
4 tsp baking soda
1 tbs sugar
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 stick of butter
1 c buttermilk
- combine dry ingredients, cut in butter. stir in buttermilk until incorporated.
- roll out to desired thickness (the thinner, the crispier!) and cut with round biscuit cutter (or a goblet like i did! haha)
- bake at 450 for 8-10 minutes.