Kacey Musgraves is one of my favorite music entertainers. Her voice is so unique that you immediately recognize her songs on the radio or when your playlist shuffles. Not only does she have an incredible voice, but her song lyrics are memorable in a way that only country music can explain. “Mind your own biscuits, and life will be gravy!”
This is something I agree with one hundred percent!
During my time at home, I’ve learned how to needlepoint, design a website, and bake (basic things!). I really like Joanna Gaines– another strong, independent woman, for her business success, but also for making home life the center of it. Something as simple as biscuit dough can make you feel like you’ve accomplished something much bigger when everyone loves what you’ve made.
Cooking doesn’t come easy for me. I’m awkward in the kitchen, but “JoJo’s Biscuits” are a good way to get started. I’m posting the recipe for you in case you want to give it a try:
- 4 cups self-rising flour, plus more for the work surface
- 2 tablespoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 3 sticks of salted butter, cold, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
- 2 large eggs, beaten, plus 1 large egg for brushing
- 1.5 cups buttermilk, or as needed, plus 1 tablespoon for brushing
Method: In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Add the butter and use a pastry blender to cut the butter into the flour until the pieces are even and about the size of peas. Stir in the beaten eggs until combined. Stir in 1 1/2 cups buttermilk until the dough comes together into a sticky mass. If it is too dry, add more buttermilk 1 tablespoon at a time, mixing after each addition, until it reaches the correct consistency. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Place a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Scrape the dough onto a floured work surface. Use your floured hands to press it into a round roughly 14 inches across and about 1/2-inch thick. Use a floured round cutter to cut out the biscuits. Transfer the biscuits to the baking sheet, arranging them so that they all are touching. This will cause them to rise instead of spread. In a small dish, beat together the remaining egg and 1 tablespoon buttermilk. Brush the mixture on the top of the biscuits. Bake until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool slightly in the pan on a rack.
…and of course, serve with gravy.