Johnnie's Homemade Biscuits

Lydia Shaddon


This is an old recipe that my grandmother, Johnnie, had passed down to my father. He knows it only from memory of his mother making almost every breakfast growing up.

The ingredients are simple and has been a favorite of my family for many years!


★★★★★ 1 vote

15 Min
15 Min



  • 4 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/3 c
  • 2 c

  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
  • 4 Tbsp
  • 4 Tbsp
  • 1/3 c
    cooked, ground beef
  • couple dash(es)
    salt and pepper

How to Make Johnnie's Homemade Biscuits


  1. For biscuits.

    Mix all dry ingredients well with fork. Stir in milk and oil. The dough needs to be moist, add more milk if necessary. Only stir long enough for dough to form, over-stirring will cause the biscuits to be tough.
  2. Lay dough on floured surface and pinch off medium size balls.
  3. Place dough balls into an oiled, 10" diameter circular dish or cake pan. Any pan will work, but all the biscuits need to fit snuggly.
  4. Flip the biscuits so that the oil can be spread evenly on the top and bottom of each one.
  5. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until tops of biscuits are light golden brown.
  6. GRAVY

    Heat oil on low in a deep skillet or stove top pan. Sprinkle in flour evenly. Add meat if desired.

    Very slowly add milk and water, stirring steadily. Milk should thicken when brought to a simmer.

    When thick, add salt and black pepper to taste.

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About Johnnie's Homemade Biscuits

Course/Dish: Biscuits
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #Southern #homemade

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