For many, many year I have been cooking and making homemade biscuits. I began cooking when I was nine year old, my mother worked on the farm, hoeing cotton, corn, potatoes, fruis, and vegetables. Later she picked them. I learned to feed the farm animals, gather eggs,milk the cow and churn milk into butter. My daddy helped my mother and he would plow the crops, with mules before he got a tractor. My brothers and sisters worked too, Enjoyable memories. I am contributing this homemade biscuit recipe, also a Wild Blackberry Jam recipe with a blackberry picking story.
Combine first 5 ingredients, sift together and place in a medium bowl.
Add: Butter flavor shortning to flour mixture, mix with pastry blender to a corase crumb consistancy. Add in the 2/3 cup of whole buttermuilk. Use pastry blender to combine it all together. Dough will be soft and easy to work with.
Turn out onto a slightly floured cutting board and knead a few times, don't make it stiff. Pat out with hands to a 1/2"-1" thick.
Cut out biscuits out with regular size biscuit cutter. Place in a large black iron skillet lightly greased with yellow flavor shortning. drizzle melted butter acroas top with pastry brush.
Bake in 450 degree preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
** Serve with scrambled eggs, crisp bacon, and Blackberry Jam.