Knowing how to make quick biscuits is one of those things that I always appreciate being able to do. When I need something last minute because we had extra guests join us for dinner or we are heading to a party, quick & easy biscuits are a lifesaver! They make it look like you whipped up something delicious & homemade (which you did!), but you can keep it quiet how easy it was to do!
Flour. Milk. Crisco. It’s that easy!
Put your flour in a medium mixing bowl. Cut or chop your Crisco into cubes & drop them into the flour. Now it’s time to get dirty, get those hands in there and start mixing the Crisco & flour up together until it resembles a course meal. Then add milk and keep mushing it all together.
Now roll your dough out onto a flat surface.
Cut your dough into small rounds. Some people cut a nice, classy cookie cutter. Some people go rustic & use a mason jar. I use whatever is closest. In this case, it was a wine glass!
Lay your biscuits out on an ungreased cookies sheet. Now depending on what kind of flour you used, they may rise a little bit. To make these mini ham biscuits, I didn’t want them to rise too much so that they could create mini ham biscuit sandwiches! That is really your preference, but pay attention to what kind of flour you use!
Lightly butter each biscuit. Then fill your mini biscuits with thinly sliced Virginia Ham. That way you get fluffy, buttery biscuits with a nice salty slice of ham. The combo is so delicious! My Ma makes the best ham biscuits. Whenever I am coming to visit, she makes some extra because I can’t resist munching on them throughout the day! My favorite place in the world is sitting on their porch with a little plate of ham biscuits and a big glass of iced tea!
- 2 cups self rising flour
- 1/3 cup crisco
- 3/4 cup milk
- Cut Crisco into flour until it resembles coarse meal.
- Add milk.
- Stir until blended.
- Cut with floured cutter.
- Bake at 425 for 12 minutes, but watch so they don’t burn on the bottom.