Tuesday, December 27, 2011


I love to try new recipes..sometimes they are most delicious and sometimes they are not.  This one is definately most delicious.  Let me start from the beginning.  On Christmas day Kasey and I went downstairs with a big pot to get some potatoes.  This is where our wires got crossed.  I filled the pot with potatoes with the intention that a little over half would go into the crock and the rest would be used for dinner.  He peeled the whole pot and put them on to cook!  Needless to say we have a ton of mashed potatoes!  I was looking through one of my old cookbooks and came across a recipe for Potato Biscuits. 

Isn't this a great looking cookbook?  It goes right along with my collection and I love it.  It is written by Ethel Rayson Dixon from Louisiana. 
Here is the recipe:

Potato Biscuits
1 cup flour
3 tsps baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp bacon drippings
1 cup mashed potatoes
1/2 cup milk
Sift dry ingredients, then add potatoes and bacon drippings.  Add enough milk to make a soft dough.  Roll out on a floured board 1/2 inch thick.  Cut with floured cutter.  Place biscuits in greased pan.  bake 400 for 12-15 minutes. 

After typing this recipe and reading what you are supposed to is how I did it!  I didn't sift the dry ingredients...I stirred them together.  I dumped the whole 1/2 cup milk in and stirred it in, then dumped it onto my table that I had floured.  Kneaded it and patted it out and cut it with a biscuit cutter.  I put them on a cookie sheet, ungreased and baked for 15 minutes. 
I am not too good at pre-reading the recipe for the how-to! 
These are excellent biscuits..real tender and flakey.  They have a hint of bacon flavor to them and are good with butter, honey butter and as the Chief likes it...with homemade raspberry jam!  Enjoy.


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