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Here’s what you’ll need for the biscuits:

 

 

 

 

Bisquick + Buttermilk + Butter = Melt-In-Your-Mouth Biscuits, y’all.

I  have it easy nowadays with a box of Bisquick. But, I remember how Granny used to make made-from-scratch biscuits every single day of her life.

Granny and Pa used to have a big, red flour cabinet with a built-in sifter. My aunt ‘Tis inherited it and now cousin Jeff has it. The top door held the flour. I remember how you’d turn the handle and the sifted flour came out into the bread tray.

Mama said they bought flour in 25 lb. bags and were always making biscuits, dumplings or tea cakes at the dawn of each day. Most of Mama’s dresses came from the flour bags they saved and re-purposed. They also sewed them together and made a cloth to cover the leftovers from Sunday Dinner.

This morning, I was re-living memories of watching Granny, Mama and Other Mama make biscuits. They’d make a well in the middle of the flour,  adding a scoopful of lard and then buttermilk. Then, they’d stir and “work” the dough with their hands. They’d pull in the flour from the edges until they got the right consistency. Back then, they made what they called “cat-head” biscuits, named so because they were about as big around as a cat’s head – about 3 or 4 inches in diameter. Mama said many times it only took one of ‘em to fill you up.

Biscuits were not just for eating – Mama and her sisters got new shoes once a year for Easter. When their shoes got scuffed up, they’d simply rub a biscuit over the scratches, wipe away the crumbs and were left with practically brand new shoes.  Mama said she “reckoned it was the Lard that made ‘em shiny.”

Mama said her mother made extra biscuits each morning and then they’d bring out the leftovers for lunch when they came home from school to eat. Well, leftovers if “James Callaway hadn’t snuck in and taken the last ones.”

Anyway, back to the Ham n Biscuits, y’all.

Dump in loads of yummy cheese.

 

This thick batter makes rustic-looking biscuits. If you like ‘em smoother, simply spray some cooking spray on your fingers and smooth ‘em out on top.

 

 

I cut them with a serrated knife after they cooled. I like to cut them up closer to the top so the bottom is sturdy enough to hold the mounds of ham.

 

Spread generously with Maple-Mustard Butter.

Stuff with shaved ham or a nice piece of country ham.These fluffy Cheddar Biscuits with Ham and Maple-Mustard Butter are melt-in-your-mouth good!

Let’s get going with the Printable recipe.

Fluffy Cheddar Cheese Biscuits:

  • 2 cups Bisquick
  • 3/4 cup milk (I used BUTTERMILK)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4-6 tablespoons butter (your choice)

Directions:

Heat oven to 450°.

Combine Bisquick with 4 tablespoons of butter using a pastry cutter or a large fork.

Add milk, and cheddar cheese.

Stir together.

Spoon into mini-muffin tin sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.

Bake for 5-8 minutes. (If you’re using large muffin tins, it’ll be more like 8-10 minutes.)

The other ingredient you’ll need is ham. Shaved ham or country ham – whatever you like.

Bake the biscuits, let ‘em cool down just a little bit, slice and generously spread with the Maple-Mustard Butter. Add your ham and eat ‘em up!

But, wait … there’s more! Don’t forget about the MOST important ingredient – the Maple-Mustard Butter!

 

See all that dark, rich Maple extract at the bottom? And, that’s the dry mustard on the measuring spoon.

 

This is about what the special butter should look like. Mmmm.

Maple-Mustard Butter Recipe:

1/2 cup butter (one stick) Don’t worry that it’s a whole stick. Remember, it covers about 24+ Mini Ham ‘n Biscuits.

1/2 tsp. Maple EXTRACT – It’s right near the vanilla and other extracts in your local grocery store.

1/2 tsp. Dry Mustard

Beat together until fluffy and all ingredients are incorporated. Taste it. I ended up adding a smidgen more maple extract and ground mustard because I really wanted to taste both on the biscuit.

I’m adding the Cheese Biscuit Recipe again below for easier printing.

Fluffy Cheddar Cheese Biscuits:

  • 2 cups Bisquick
  • 3/4 cup milk (I used BUTTERMILK)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4-6 tablespoons butter (your choice)

Directions:

Heat oven to 450°.

Combine Bisquick with 4 tablespoons of butter using a pastry cutter or a large fork.

Add milk, and cheddar cheese.

Stir together.

Spoon into mini-muffin tin sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.

Bake for 5-8 minutes. (If you’re using large muffin tins, it’ll be more like 8-10 minutes.)

The other ingredient you’ll need is ham. Shaved ham or country ham – whatever you like.

Bake the biscuits, let ‘em cool down just a little bit, slice and generously spread with the Maple-Mustard Butter. Add your ham and eat ‘em up!

Cheese Biscuits, Ham and Maple Butter Bites are Perfect for Super Bowl, snacks or use large muffin tins and have ‘em for lunch, brunch or dinner.

Please feel free to share this and other recipes with your friends and family. Please come back soon for new and exciting Recipes, Party & Tabletop Ideas and Inspirational stories.

Love y’all! Cindy


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2 Comments

  1. jean on the February 1, 2012 remarked #

    I grew up in the south in VA. ..we had one of those cupboards that mom would pour in 25 lb. bag of flour and it also had a sifter on it… brought back memories of my child hood .. never a morning mom never made a big breakfast with biscuits,gravy,eggs ,bacon or some wonderful homemade sausage.wow that was some good eating ..the sausage mom seasoned herself and there was nothing like it….if I could have one thing and only one ..it would be that homemade sausage ….lots of good food that woman could make …bless her heart ,she went to be with the lord feb.17th 1986 at 80 yrs old. going to try your ham and bicuits…I have and always use bisquick for biscuits and dumplings. …. LOVE YOUR POST CINDY..

  2. Cindy Eckhart on the February 4, 2012 remarked #

    Jean, Thank you so much for this comment – I loved hearing about your mama and the cabinet. Homemade sausage is something I never get anymore and miss. Sounds she was a great cook and an inspiration! I’m so sorry she’s not with us anymore, but I know you’re thankful for sweet memories. Thank you for everything! Please come back again soon! Love, Cindy

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