For whatever reason, using self rising flour allowed me to achieve the biscuits I have been craving. Luckily for my hips, this recipe cooks the biscuits hot and fast (500 degrees F!) and my oven tends to really, really heat up the house. The correlation? In Florida, on a 75 degree December day, we don't want a hot house, so I cannot have biscuits. These will have to wait for the refreshing, but few 60 degree days. I look forward to January!
Biscuits: (adapted slightly from My Southern Food )
2 cups self rising flour
1/4 cup butter
3/4 cup milk
Turn on oven to 500 degrees (F). Cut butter into flour with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add the milk slowly, mixing it into a soft dough. Roll it out to 1/2 inch thick and cut with an upside down glass or a fancy biscuit cutter. Try to get as many of them out of the first rolling as you can. The more you work with the dough, the tougher the biscuits will be. Place on a greased baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Serve warm.