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April 23, 2015

THE SWAN'S PALETTE SOUTHERN BERRY BISCUITS



Have you ever found yourself in a situation 
where you had unexpected company for dinner?
You worry about what to serve at the last minute?
A company dinner in the South is often relaxing and not fussy.

Miss Annie Dean, who I have spoken about in prior posts,
often invited us to stay for dinner when we would be visiting 
their home. Miss Annie hosted one of my bridal showers
and was the most fabulous cook!
She would whip up grilled pimento cheese sandwiches,
with a glorious serving of fresh salad,
then top it off with fresh Berry Biscuit Shortcakes.
Those were happy times! 


As long as the food is delicious and the dinner talk is enjoyable.
it's all good......


THE SWAN'S PALETTE SOUTHERN BERRY BISCUITS
2 cups flour
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. baking soda
4 t. baking powder
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup buttermilk

SIFT THE FLOUR, salt, baking soda and baking powder into a mixing bowl. 
Using a pastry blender, cut in the shortening
until the mixture is crumbly.
ADD THE BUTTERMILK
and stir just until blended.

ROLL THE DOUGH, into a rectangle
on a floured board.
DO NOT PRESS HARD.
Handle the biscuit dough gently
for tender, flaky biscuits.
Cut out rounds with a biscuit cutter.
Arrange on a baking sheet
and
BAKE @ 425 degrees F. for
10-12 minutes.
Brush the tops with butter and sprinkle with sugar.
TOP WITH FRESH BERRIES
AND
SWEETENED WHIPPED CREAM


13 comments:

  1. Morning, I also think the key is to handle the dough gently to keep it from getting tough in texture! I have a recipe from a lady that owned a Strawberry Farm, it is also very good, but she kept, hers in a circle and baked it in the baking dish and just sliced off each slice per serving! I just love strawberry shortcake.
    You have to come over and read my last post; you will agree (smile)
    Happy Sonshine to you!
    Hugs, Roxy

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  2. If I lived in your 'hood, Estelle, I would be your unexpected all the time. Boy, does this look yummy!!

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  3. Simple food served beautifully with good company...nothing finer. That photo of the biscuit and berries is making me hungry!

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  4. Oh- Those biscuits sound SOOO good, Betsy! YUM!!! I have often had to whip up something on the spot...it's the love in the presentation that makes it work. xo Diana

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    1. Yes, dear Diana...it's the love from the cook that makes it taste so good! Have a marvelous weekend!!

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  5. Goodness Gracious, dear Southern lady...I am having a hard time staying up with you and your fine baking.
    I have fresh blueberries to make the muffins, now, I must make these biscuits, first thing in the morning....can't wait.

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    1. No I know BJ....YOU can make a darn good biscuit! Take pics for us and enjoy!!!

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  6. I just came over from BJ's post and your biscuits sound wonderful. I was raised on fresh homemade biscuits every morning. My uncles would not sit down to breakfast unless there were fresh biscuits made that morning.
    I am your newest follower and look forward to some great recipes.
    Mary

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    1. Hi Mary! Welcome to Estelle's! I am so happy you dropped in for a visit and liked what you saw! I so look forward to knowing you in the days to come! Big hugs for visiting and I sure will try to keep you entertained and well fed!

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  7. i came for the recipe, i am printing it as i type!! this looks like the perfect summer treat, i can't wait to try it!!!!!

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    1. You are going to love these Debbie! Thanks for visiting today!

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  8. Coming to visit from B.J.'s Sweet Nothings. Lovely blog with lot's of inspiration!

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    1. Hi Arkie! Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a sweet comment!

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