Strawberries 'n Biscuits

This post has a special contributing author: My mom! Enjoy her writing about a family food tradition.

Biscuits have been a part of my family’s diet for as long as I can remember. When I met my husband, he introduced me to strawberries and biscuits. It was a favorite breakfast treat of his that was prepared for him by his Grandmother Lowe.

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Strawberries ‘n Biscuits

Grandma Lowe was an amazing cook. Yes, she used recipes, but mostly, she used “a little bit of this and a little bit of that.” And it was always “a whole lotta good.”

When we were first married, I remember saying to my husband, after one of my recipe failures, “I wish I could cook as good as your Grandma Lowe.” His reply? “You will when you’re seventy years old.”

Despite his encouragement (if that’s what you call it) I attempted strawberries and biscuits. The biscuits I’d had down for years, and come to find out, the strawberry part was easy. And ever since, this sweet dish has been a Linson family favorite.

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So, here’s the recipe!

Prepare strawberries first

  • Clean and chop a one pound box of strawberries.

  • Sprinkle a Tablespoon and a half (more or less to your taste) on the chopped strawberries and let sit.

  • Then, prepare your biscuits.

Biscuits

  • 2 cups of all purpose flour

  • 1 Tablespoon of baking powder

  • 1 Tablespoon of sugar

  • 1 teaspoon of salt

  • Mix these dry ingredients together.

Then, cut in:

  • ½ cup of shortening. To cut in, simply put the shortening into the dry mix and mix in your mixer, or use a fork to cut it into the dry mixture.

  • Then, add 2/3 cup of milk and mix.

  • Roll the dough out to about ½ inch to ¾ inch thickness, and cut into circles with a biscuit cutter.

  • Bake at 450 for ten minutes.

Serve chopped strawberries on hot biscuits and enjoy!

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Who doesn’t love a good biscuit?!