Nothing says southern comfort like a hot homemade biscuit, baptized in salted butter and crowned with a heaping spoonful of strawberry freezer jam. You know what tastes even better? An ugly biscuit, baptized in salted butter and crowned with a heaping spoonful strawberry freezer jam.
What’s an ugly biscuit?
I’m so glad you asked. An ugly biscuit is a biscuit made from left over dough scraps after you’ve cut out all the biscuits you can with the biscuit cutter. When you gather all the dough scraps together, make a few small piles and bake them…then you have ugly biscuits.
One of a kind
Often times, it’s the “not so pretty” or the “not so perfect” things in this world that turn out to be the best after all, and the ugly biscuit is the perfect example. It’s kind of like the under dog of the biscuit pan…you just can’t help but root for it!
This is by far the easiest and simplest and bestest biscuit recipe I’ve ever made….and now, it’s the only recipe I ever use! It’s that good! Here’s how you make em’
3 cups self rising flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups heavy whipping cream
That’s it! Just three ingredients!
In a large bowl, measure out 3 cups of self rising flour and add 1/2 teaspoon baking powder to that and mix together.
With a wooden spoon, slowly begin to stir the cream while gradually pulling the flour into the center. Continue this until all of the liquid is gone and the dough has formed. If the dough seems too thick some milk can be added.
Gently begin to knead your dough. You don’t want to knead it too much or your biscuits will be tough…only knead until the dough is smooth, about ten times.
Once you’re finished kneading, you will need to roll your dough out with a rolling-pin to about 3/4 inch thick.
Cut your biscuits using a biscuit cutter or the rim of a glass. I tried real hard to make my hands look young in this picture…I took about four shots…no matter what angle….or light….they still looked old! Anyway, back to the recipe.
now comes the fun part…making the ugly biscuits. Take the leftover dough scraps and make little piles (or big piles) and place them on your cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for twenty minutes. Wanna know the best part about the ugly biscuit? When you brush them with that wonderful gift from God called melted butter, it flows down into every little nook and cranny…