A good Southern biscuit recipe may vary slightly by ingredients or style. Some call for self-rising flour, others use a combination of baking soda and baking powder. Some include butter, while others employ shortening or lard. Some bakers let the dough drop from a spoon onto the pan; others neatly roll out and cut it. But one thing’s for certain, the most celestial biscuits are made by stirring together the dough with a very gentle hand.
By Mindy Fox