Many Southerns take pride in making a good biscuit….and probably have a treasured family recipe that’s been passed down for generations. However, if you’re not from the South or don’t like baking—but you do enjoy homemade bread, then muffin-cup biscuits may be for you.
I love this recipe for a number of reasons. First of all, I have wonderful memories of learning to make these easy biscuits as a child. Secondly, this recipe is perfect, especially if you’re running short on time or groceries. That’s because it only requires 3 ingredients and takes about 20 minutes to make. The secret to these quick and delicious biscuits is mayonnaise. You may be thinking….mayonnaise….in a biscuit. Yuck! If you’re not a fan of this condiment, then don’t worry. There is no discernible taste of it. It’s really just a substitute for the eggs and oil. And, it helps to keep the biscuits from being dry. Lastly, this recipe is a keeper due to its versatility. The basic recipe is great. But, add a bit of English cheddar and dill, and you have a savory biscuit full of flavor—perfect with soup or a salad. Or, if you’re in the mood for something sweeter, then add black currants, sugar, and rosewater. And, voila, you have a scone-like creation to enjoy with your cup of tea. I absolutely LOVE these biscuits! You can be as creative as you like, and I’m fairly sure you’ll be pleasantly surprised with the outcome. 🙂
Makes 12 muffins
2 cups of self-rising flour (*If you don’t have self-rising flour, use all-purpose flour and add 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder and a pinch of salt before adding milk and mayonnaise)
1 cup of milk (I use 2% milk)
6 tablespoons of mayonnaise (Hellman’s works better)
*Farmgirl’s Savory Version –Follow basic recipe and add the following ingredients:
1 cup of shredded English cheddar
1 tablespoon of fresh or dried dill
*Farmgirl’s Sweet Version –Follow basic recipe and add the following ingredients:
1/2 cup of demerara sugar
1/2 to 3/4 cup of black currants
1 tablespoon of rosewater or vanilla extract
–Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
–Combine flour, milk, mayonnaise (and any other ingredients) in a bowl. Mix with fork until ingredients are blended.
–Grease 12 muffin cups (I use Pam for baking cooking spray). Spoon dough into cups.
–Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve hot.