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


  • 1Preheat 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.
  • 2Combine 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.
  • 3Roll dough out to 1/2 thickness.Cut with a three inch round biscuit cooker.
  • 4Place biscuits on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake in a hot 450 degree oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 5Remove from oven and swab the top of the biscuits with the melted butter.

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About Light as a Cloud Southern Biscuits

Course/Dish: Biscuits
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