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
BAKE @ 425 degrees F. for
Brush the tops with butter and sprinkle with sugar.
TOP WITH FRESH BERRIES
SWEETENED WHIPPED CREAM