Light as a Cloud Southern Biscuits

Linda Griffith


These biscuits remind me so much of my wonderful mother. She got up every morning to make biscuits before we all left for school..When I can home from school, there were hot biscuits just coming out of the oven for our dinner. I didn't really realize how special they were until I didn't have them anymore. All of my friends in the neighborhood would come by and eat those cold biscuits off the stove. They were amazing. This recipe is close, but still not the same. Enjoy though.


★★★★★ 2 votes

12 biscuits
20 Min
15 Min


  • 2 1/2 c
    self rising flour
  • 1 Tbsp
    granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c
    butter flavor shortening
  • 1 large
    egg, lightly beaten
  • 2/3 c
    milk or buttermilk
  • 1 Tbsp
    butter or margarine, melted

How to Make Light as a Cloud Southern Biscuits


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Combine flour and sugar in a medium bowl, stirring well. Cut in the shortening with a pastry blender until mixture is crumbly.
  2. Combine egg and milk: add to the flour mixture, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead three or four times.
  3. Roll dough out to 1/2 thickness.Cut with a three inch round biscuit cooker.
  4. Place biscuits on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake in a hot 450 degree oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Remove from oven and swab the top of the biscuits with the melted butter.

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