That delectable basic southern staple that is so simple but so versatile. Dress it up for brunch or appetizer or dress it down for breakfast. It works overtime in the south.
They aren't as easy to make as you'd think though. Handle the dough too much and they're tough. They can go crumbly on you or get too doughy. I know, I've messed up plenty of batches. My mother can stir up biscuits blindfolded and they turn out wonderful. She's the only person I know that can just make two biscuits instead of a panful. I don't make them often enough to do it well. It's probably a good thing.... I would end up looking like a biscuit if I did.
My favorite way to eat them is buttered and sopped (that might be a southern thing too...it means dipped but more like drenched) in cane syrup. Makes my mouth water just thinking about it. :)
9" x 12" oil on panel