Mommy's Kitchen - Recipes From my Texas Kitchen: Angel Biscuits & A Giveaway! #SavetheBiscuit


Monday, April 15, 2013

Angel Biscuits & A Giveaway! #SavetheBiscuit

Biscuits are a staple in the South. For a long time I've had a love-hate relationship with homemade biscuits. I love big fluffy-cotton like southern biscuits, but hated that I couldn't make them myself. I've always been envious of anyone who could make a great buttermilk biscuit (my mother included).

As for me I used Grand's Biscuits just until about four years ago. 2009 was the year when I finally won the battle of producing an edible homemade biscuit. The recipe that transformed me into a rock star was Southern Living's Buttermilk Biscuits. By far it's the best recipe I've found.

Since then I have also made Quick Skillet Biscuits with the same great results. About three years ago I got my hands on my first bag of White Lily Flour. White Lily is hard to find and only sold in the south, so since I live in Texas I can only purchase it online. 

It's been said that White Lily makes the best biscuits, but I had to try it myself. Well, I'm here to tell you that my biscuits went from great to outstanding! White Lily Flour really does make a difference.

White Lily flour is popular in the South and represents the soul of ♥ Southern Baking ♥. My grandmother is from Gardendale, Alabama and I can bet that was the only flour she used.

So what's so special about White Lily Flour? White Lily is a fine white "soft flour", made from, 100% soft winter wheat" versus hard winter wheat. It has lower protein content than most flours and the texture of White Lily is silk like.
 

I have to agree that White Lily flour is excellent in making the best light and fluffy biscuits. It's also extremely versatile and can be used for most baking including cakes, cookies, pie crusts, pancakes, brownies, muffins, scones, and more.

White Lily Flour can be substituted for other All-Purpose Flours; however, since White Lily Flour is lighter more flour will need to be added. For every 1 cup of flour in a recipe, use 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons of White Lily Flour. 
 
Help Celebrate and Savor the Iconic Southern Biscuit. White Lily® flour is encouraging bakers like us to help “Save the Biscuit.” Making homemade biscuits is almost a lost art form, well not in my house LOL. Nowadays, there seems to be a misconception that making biscuits is difficult and time-consuming, but it's not. 

You can help preserve biscuit-baking for future generations by learning, teaching and sharing your own love for biscuits. That's just what I'm doing today. I want to share another favorite biscuit recipe of mine, Buttermilk Angel Biscuits. They're not your standard biscuit, but in my opinion a cross between a yeast roll and a biscuit. 


For a long time Angel Biscuits were the only edible biscuit I could ever make.  If you're not a great biscuit maker or you're just starting out, this is the perfect fool proof recipe. I found this recipe in an old church cookbook about 15 years ago.



Buttermilk Angel Biscuits
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2 1/2 - cups all purpose flour (White Lily if you can get it)
1/2 - teaspoon baking soda
1/2 - teaspoon salt
1 1/2 - teaspoon baking powder
1/4 - cup Crisco shortening
1 1/2 - tablespoons sugar
1 - .25 ounce packet yeast or (2 1/2 teaspoons)
1/4 - cup lukewarm water
1 - cup well shaken warmed buttermilk, 110 degrees

In a large bowl sift the dry ingredients together. Using a pastry blender or fork cut in the shortening until it resembles coarse cornmeal. 

In a separate bowl dissolve the yeast in the warm water. Let sit until foamy (about 5 minutes). Stir the yeast mixture and warm buttermilk into the flour mixture, stirring just until moistened.  

Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and gently knead until the dough is no longer sticky. Roll biscuit dough out to 1/2 inch thick. 

Cut with a biscuit cutter and place cut biscuits on a lightly greased baking sheet. Cover with a light dish cloth or plastic wrap that's been sprayed with non stick spray.
 

Let rise in a warm place for about 30 minutes. Bake at 400° for about 14 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Brush biscuits with butter while still warm. Recipes makes 8-12 biscuits, depending on the size.

Cooks Note: Recipe can easily be doubled, store remaining dough in a covered bowl, in the refrigerator for up to 7 days. When ready to use remove dough from refrigerator. Roll out desired amount of biscuits and place on a greased baking sheet. Cover with plastic wrap that has been sprayed with non stick spray. Let biscuits rise for 30 minutes then proceed with baking. 


Source: Arkansas Potluck in Print




White Lily is hard to find outside of the South, but it can be ordered online. White Lily is also available at Soap.com (use coupon code 20trysoap) for first time customers. That's where I order mine. You can get (2) 5lb bags of all purpose White Lily Flour for $7.45. If you use the coupon code the price will be $5.96. White Lily is also available on Amazon.


Would you like to try White Lily Flour? Well you can, because the generous folks over at White Lily are giving one Mommy's Kitchen  reader a chance to win a Biscuit Essential Kit. This kit contains everything you need to bake up your own homemade biscuits. 


 Biscuit Essentials Kits Contains the following:
  • One bag of White Lily Self Rising Flour 
  • White Lily biscuit cutter
  • White Lily Pastry Blender
  • White Lily Flour Sifter
  • Wooden Rolling Pin
  • White Lily Flour Sack Towel 
  • White Lily re-usable Shopping Bag

How to Enter: (mandatory entry)
Just leave a comment on this post telling me who inspired or taught you how to bake? For me that's a easy one, my mother!

Do one or both for additional entries:

1.   Tweet the following: Enter for your chance to win a White Lily Flour Biscuit Essentials Kit @mommyskitchen http://tinylink.net/85624 . Come back and post your tweet details.

2.  Share this giveaway on face book page and come back and leave a comment letting me know.

    I will pick a random winner using random.org and announce the winner on this blog, face book and twitter. Contest is open to US and Canadian Residents only due to shipping charges. Winner will have 48 hours to reply to winning email or a new winner will be chosen. If you leave an anonymous comment please leave your email address in the event that you're the winner. Last day to enter this giveaway will be Sunday April, 21 st at Midnight CST.


    Disclosure: White Lily Flour provided me with a "Biscuit Essentials Kit" . They also provided an additional kit to use in a reader giveaway. I would like to thank White Lily Flour for sponsoring this post. For more great recipes visit White Lily.com. 

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      165 comments:

      Theresa @ Aspirant Living said... #

      I used to spend a lot of time baking with both my mom and my grandmother. It definitely ignited a passion that's still going!

      maggieinthemountains said... #

      I always loved to cook but since getting married, my husband and I have really inspired the other to do more and more cooking in the kitchen!

      maggiecolorado@gmail.com

      Anonymous said... #

      My grandmother inspired me to love to cook. By the time I was really ready to learn she passed away.

      sglane@hotmail.com

      jan thomason said... #

      My Mom taught me how to bake. I remember at Christmas time growing up we would bake all these different treats. I still do these every year. I love finding new recipes and trying them out.

      Anonymous said... #

      my mom is my inspiration as well, but my love for old fashioned, made from scratch/ old south type cooking? Lord knows where that came from! LOL there's just something about working with my hands and the look of satisfaction on my family's and friends faces that does it for me

      rxmom7134@hotmail.com

      asps1031 said... #

      My Aunt Meg inspired me to learn to make biscuits. She made the best biscuits. She used real lard in them! I don't use real lard in mine, but I do use White Lily flour and I always butter my hot biscuits with REAL butter! (None of that margarine stuff!)

      Judy Sundie said... #

      I learned to cook from my mom, I loved the kitchen so I would spend alot of time in it with her, she loved to cook and of course all of us loved to eat her cooking. <3

      Anonymous said... #

      For more than 40 years I have used White Lily plan and self-rising flour and will not use any other brand.

      BJ Wells

      Lisa Jensen said... #

      MY mom cooked from scratch but I would say most of what I know is self taught out of my own love for cooking

      Amy said... #

      My mom inspired me to bake - we never lived close to other family, so it was just us.

      Anonymous said... #

      I have four little little children and I was sick of raising them on boxed food. I started cooking everything from scratch last Thanksgiving and have truthfully been self taught (with tips from friends). I love it and have found it to be a stress reliever for me. I am proud to know that what my kids eat I made!

      Kayla Bohn - hogensonk@yahoo.com

      Felicia E. said... #

      First: My grandmother and mother both have been my inspiration in the kitchen! And biscuits!! They could make biscuits to make you weep.

      A trick that I have yet to master but I am hoping (if I don't win) that Louisiana is South enough to find this flour so I can give it a try along with the recipe you posted.

      Thanks!!!

      Sheila Lehmenkuler said... #

      We are looking for a biscuit recipe that is really good and this sounds like the one. We have been tweaking recipes, but haven't come up with that go to recipe. Not sure we can find White Lily flour in these parts.

      Leslie said... #

      Your biscuits are perfect looking!! My mom and Granny are the ones who influenced my cooking the most! I will be a country cook always in my heart!
      Blessings,
      Leslie

      Anonymous said... #

      I use to watch my grandmother bake. She was an outstanding country cook who made everything from scratch, and from memory. She could make amazing things like feathery light biscuits without any type of measuring device or written recipe.

      She had a large mixing bowl that she kept sitting on top of this huge 50lb of flour. The mixing bowl was always about half full of four and she would add a big ol dollop of lard and some fresh milk and I don't remember anything else. She'd mix this by hand and in a matter of minutes have this ball dough ready. She would pinch off a chunk of dough take second to shape and then lay them out on baking sheet. They were always basically the same shape and size, a feat that I still cant reliably reproduce, even with the aid of a biscuit cutter. When she and my aunts got together in her old farm kitchen magic occurred. Magic I've been trying to recreate all my life.

      Laura Singleton - Singletondaniels@verizon.net

      Noreen said... #

      I grew up watching my mom cook and bake...homemade bread every other day, cakes, pies, cookies...she went though a LOT of flour back in those days! If she had left-over pie dough she would let me & my brother put it in a tart pan and put butter, sugar and cinnamon on it and bake it for our own little extra treat. And of course we always got to fight over and lick the bowl/beaters! lol

      nannyrae2003 said... #

      My mom encouraged me to learn to cook and bake, having me join 4-H where I went through many cooking projects through the years. My step-mother gave me the recipe for Angel Biscuits back in the late seventies. It was her favorite biscuit recipe. I like that you can save the dough in the refrigerator and make just a few at a time when that is all you need.

      Susan B said... #

      My "old maid" aunt made the best biscuits ever. She has been my inspiration for biscuits and so much of my cooking .she made angel biscuits on special occasions and they were heavenly!

      Teresa Coffey said... #

      Today I feel validated! Folks would tell me I was nuts to pay the extra price for White Lily Flour. But it really does make the best biscuits ever!! :)
      Grew up watching my mom doing lots of baking.

      Susan said... #

      I also learned to love baking from my mother.

      Patti A said... #

      My grandma and mom. Miss my grandmas home made cinnamon rolls.

      Kathy Pauley said... #

      My mom and grand mom the 2 best cooks I know of taught me. Still make a lot of their recipes now..

      Realia Mazing said... #

      when i was 16 i got a job at a bakery and its been love ever since!!
      daniellex at gmail dot com

      Beverly D. said... #

      My mother and grandmother inspired me to cook, and both of them made excellent biscuits.

      Jenn said... #

      I would love to win this kit. My mom is a great cook, but I wasn't interested much when I lived at home. It wasn't until I moved out on my own where I started to teach myself how to cook and bake, but my Mom is still my go-to person to ask lots of questions to.

      Anonymous said... #

      I learned about baking from my Mother. She made the best
      biscuits. Everyone who ate them, loved them. She was known for being a great baker. Her cakes, pies, etc, were
      wonderful.




      roxieplier@charter.net

      fairyhalo said... #

      I loved the smells in my grandma's kitchen.

      K Little said... #

      Those biscuits look so good....nice and tall...not to mention yummy! My Mother was the one who taught me how to bake....she was a fabulous cook! Miss her tremendously!

      Anonymous said... #

      My mother and grandmother. I never learned to make biscuits, but I keep on trying !

      Vera Khule said... #

      Nobody taught me how to cook - I just took a shot at it.

      karel said... #

      I taught myself how to bake.

      latanya t said... #

      my mom

      karel said... #

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      latanya t said... #

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      latanya t said... #

      shared on facebook

      Sydney Bows said... #

      My aunt taught me how to bake!
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      Sydney Bows said... #

      https://twitter.com/toocutebows/status/323616241791156224 tweeted!
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      Anonymous said... #

      My grandmother. She was the best cook ever.

      roxannewv@yahoo.com

      Cat Davis said... #

      My mom has been the biggest baking inspiration in my life. We started baking sugar cookies together from the time I could stand on a kitchen chair.

      foodfamilyfinds at gmail dot com

      morchella said... #

      Actually Momma taught me how to cook but my husband is the one teaching me how to bake. What a great giveaway you are having.

      Sunny C. said... #

      My Mama and both of my Grandmothers made darn sure that I learned to Bake!!!
      A good cook must know how to Bake!!! :-)

      Debbie Bray said... #

      MY father taught me to bake

      Debasket@ptd.net

      Kim B. said... #

      I was inspired to start cooking from scratch when I realized how much healthier & better tasting it was! I was convicted when I started reading labels on foods that I could easily make at home w/o all that extra junk added in :)

      Karen said... #

      My two grandmothers were the best cooks and could make the best biscuits of anyone. I have to try this recipe and the White Lily flour, because biscuits have always eluded me, and it is never to late to learn how to make a great biscuit!

      Anonymous said... #

      My mother taught me how to bake. She was a wonderful cook and loved her sweets and loved to bake them as much as I did.
      Elizabeth
      elizabedu3@aol.com

      Anonymous said... #

      My mother taught me how to bake. She was a wonderful cook and loved her sweets and loved to bake them as much as I did.
      Elizabeth
      elizabedu3@aol.com

      Anonymous said... #

      My mother taught me how to cook. She was a wonderful cook and loved to bake and loved sweets as much as I did.
      Elizabeth
      elizabedu3@aol.com

      jderouin55 said... #

      I learned to bake from my grandmothers and my Mom. We had dessert every night.

      Anonymous said... #

      My mother taught me how to cook.
      Elizabeth
      elizabedu3@aol.com

      Judy G said... #

      I actually taught myself how to bake and taught my Mom how to make pie crust.

      Gina said... #

      I learned the bulk of my baking/cooking skills from my mom, as most girls do. However; I'm not afraid to pick up a cook book or a try an online recipe, so that has helped me bulk-up my cooking knowledge. ; ) Love your blog!
      Gina
      www.theneveraloneprincess.com

      Donna Becker said... #
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      Donna Becker said... #

      Shared this giveaway on Facebook

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      Donna Becker said... #

      I learned how to bake from a combination of watching my grandmothers and grabbing a cookbook and learning as I went

      ethyls_crazy@yahoo.com

      Debby said... #

      My mom made the best biscuits. I now have friends that spend the winter in Florida bring me back bags of White Lily flour.

      Kim E said... #

      I have watched and helped my mom make many pans of biscuits! She uses White Lily flour too! Would love to win the set. Shared on Facebook.

      LindainStLouis said... #

      Both my mom and my grandmother. I just wish I baked as well as they did.

      Bill Dotson said... #

      Mom was the one that taught me to bake but actually she just turned me lose in the kitchen and answered all my questions when I was in the 8 th grade.

      Dena said... #

      My mother taught me to bake and I love to try out new recipes. However, my husband makes great biscuits!
      FYI- I live in Michigan and White Lily is available at my local Kroger.

      keshakeke said... #

      I have a whole family that LOVES to bake and cook! I am inspired by my Great grandmother, my Mema and my mom! I would stand in a chair right by their side and we would roll out biscuits, pastry, and make cookies! Such great memories!

      keshakeke said... #

      I tweeted this giveaway. https://mobile.twitter.com/keshakeke/status/323762834095894529
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      keshakeke said... #

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      annemarie said... #

      My aunt inspired me to cook and bake. Everyone looked forward to coming to her house just to eat!

      gbertolone said... #

      My mom was never much of a baker, so I learned to bake from my grandmother. She always baked her own bread, cakes, pies etc. I was baking before I learned to cook. Still love to bake and always think of her.

      Heather B said... #

      My grandmother first started teaching me how to bake and cook when I was just a little girl. Most of the recipes I use today are ones that she passed down to me.

      Lori said... #

      I love cooking and baking! My first attempt was a pound cake when I was about 12 and it was really good! We have been making the switch to whole wheat flour, so fluffy white biscuits are a wonderful occasional treat. I live in Alabama and your right we love our white lily flour!

      Nancy Hearn said... #

      My mother taught me to bake when I was young and I've always loved it. Later in life a I learn a lot from a good friend who had a culinary degree.

      Anonymous said... #

      My mom was a great cook, but didn't like kids in the kitchen. I learned to cook when I got married.

      momof2girls said... #

      Reading other blogs inspires me to want to cook.

      katiemur@gmail.com

      Anonymous said... #

      My grandmother taught me to cook!
      tcgirl11(at)yahoo(dot)com
      Laura V.

      Anonymous said... #

      I tweeted: https://twitter.com/tcgirl11/status/323778754457518081
      tcgirl11(at)yahoo(dot)com
      Laura V.

      jEANNIE60 said... #

      MY MOTHER WANTED TO MAKE HER STOVE/OVEN INTO A FLOWER PLANTER (LOL).THAT'S WHERE HER HEART WAS. SO I DID'NT GET MUCH TRAINING ON COOKING. I LEARNED TO COOK AFTER MARRIAGE, AND BEING BROKE ALL THE TIME,SO BISCUITS WERE PLENTYFUL. BUT I ALWAYS USED WHITE LILY FLOUR. I KNEW THE NAME AND NEVER THOUGHT OF USING THE UNFIMILIAR BRANDS. AFTER TRIAL AND ERRORS, MY HUSBAND TOOK OVER THE BISQUIT MAKING AND THEY ARE PERFECT. I AM NOT ALLOWED TO MAKE BISCUITS ANYMORE. WHEN COMPANY COMES FOR DINNER, THEY ALWAYS ASK IF HUBBY IS COOKING OR MAKING BISCUITS.

      Donna Blassingham said... #

      I learned to cook and bake from my Mother. She baked the BEST homemade breads ever! I learned about fluffy biscuits when we relocated from the mid-west to southern Alabama, where biscuits are THE comfort food of choice!

      barbbigred said... #

      My grandmothers ... both awesome German cooks and bakers ... dear, sweet women!

      Anonymous said... #

      I learned to cook from my mom and grandmother...both were awesome cooks! bjn1957{at}gmail{dot}com

      John B said... #

      I am now 69 and learned to cook from my Godmother..on a wood burning stove..and I miss that old stove...The first thing I can remember is at the age of six as getting a recipe for rolled out date filled cookies...I still have the recipe..and use it...think I will go make some..John

      Lisa Konieczke said... #

      No one in my Family did much baking. I vaguely remember my Grandma baking cookies and cakes when I was very little, but she lived in a different state so I didn't get to watch her much. I pretty much wing new recipes I find. I use recipes off the internet and modify them to my family's liking. What drives me to cook and bake is the happiness I feel when I watch my family enjoy something I made. Everything I make is with love and I'd love to make them these biscuits to go with breakfast for dinner night.
      Good luck all!

      Lisa Konieczke said... #

      I tweeted this giveaway. https://twitter.com/LaKonieczke/status/323790166705700865

      I commented in a previous post who inspired me to bake.

      rose said... #

      My sweet mother inspired me to be a baker. She always let me get messy and inventive in her kitchen as a child.

      Betsy said... #

      My mother was my inspiration for learning to make homemade biscuits. I have always had a desire to create regardless of whether it was cooking, sewing, painting,crafting,etc. and the wonderful internet bloggers inspire and fuel that desire.

      Deborah said... #

      My Mom was my inspiration for cooking, especially baking. I am the youngest of 6. My Mom spent a lot of time with me, I was right beside her most of the time. I had three older brothers and two sisters. My Mom spent a lot of time in the kitchen cooking for eight people, so I learned to cook from her and love cooking.

      becka said... #

      When I was thirteen I visited my mom's cousin in Wisconsin. She lived in a log cabin on a lake and baked everything from scratch. After this visit I went home and baked my first loaf of bread. After that there was no looking back!

      Anonymous said... #

      My mother made the best biscuits ever, I loved watching her and we had them most everyday

      fourkidsmom said... #

      My grandmother inspired me to learn to bake

      Margie said... #

      My aunt.

      Charlene said... #

      Actually my husband taught me to cook.

      Karie said... #

      Grandma is definitely my inspiration in the kitchen.

      kim said... #

      my mom taught me how to bake!

      Linda and Matthew said... #

      Absolutely my mother.

      BumbleBeeLane said... #

      My grandma is a simple farm wife and her cooking is what inspired me.Warm Blessings!~Amy

      BumbleBeeLane said... #

      Tweet! Tweet!
      https://mobile.twitter.com/cottageprims/status/323858077470294017?p=v

      Tracy Bentley said... #

      I learn to cook from my mom and my grandmothers.... My Mawmaw had sixteen kids and there was always and I mean always biscuits under the cake plate. She would make to huge pan fulls and they always turned out the same... they were good hot or cold... I wish I had one now... but she went to heaven a few years back... I have not quite master her art of biscuit making.. but I am working on it

      shelly8806 said... #

      My Grandma inspired me to bake. Her food was always delicious!

      shelly8806@hotmail.com

      shelly8806 said... #

      I Tweeted: https://twitter.com/Dinky_Diner/status/323866727303753728

      shelly8806@hotmail.com

      Sleepless Vertigo said... #

      My mom inspired me... White Lily is the only flour is the best!

      Sleepless Vertigo said... #

      I tweeted: https://twitter.com/TimB5150/status/323872383989604352

      Anonymous said... #

      My mom is the one who wanted to make sure I could hold my own in the kitchen. I love to cook as long as I have people who love to eat!

      robinmoss@hotmail.com

      Anonymous said... #

      I grew spending every summer with my grandparents. My grandmother taught me how to bake . I think she owned every pan Wilton made. I still make biscuits that are hockey pucks. Help me!

      Jessy.marie.lee@gmail.com

      Jennifer Gray said... #

      I learned baking from my mother when I was little but my husband is from the Midwest and he grew up with homemade everything so lots of what we make is from scratch..especially biscuits and pancakes!!

      Jennifer Gray said... #

      shared on facebook also!

      Tammy D said... #

      Between my mom and my grandma they taught me how to bake!!!

      tammykd at live dot com

      Tammy D said... #

      Tweeted
      https://twitter.com/mommaoftwoboyz/status/323921838788972545

      tammykd at live dot com

      Tammy D said... #

      Shared on facebook
      https://www.facebook.com/tammy.dalley.96/posts/399814586801163

      tammykd at live dot com

      BetsyInOH said... #

      My mom is the one who primarly taught me to cook and bake, but she isn't one who loves to do either. She thinks it's weird that I love the culinary arts since she finds it more of chore. But I get a real sense of satisfaction when I feed my family or take home-baked treats to my son's classroom. I agree with you that White Lily's products are terrific; many of my baked goods turned out a lot better when I started using White Lily years ago.

      Beva Bradford said... #

      My granny taught me to bake. Mom hated being in the kitchen

      Friendship Crossing said... #

      My mother, grandmother and aunt all taught me how to bake.
      Those biscuits look amazing and I can't wait to try them!
      Love your blog!
      Thanks so much!
      Tanya

      Mary Ann said... #

      I have many memories of being in the kitchen with my mother, watching her bake and cook. She taught me almost everything I know.

      Michelle Cannon said... #

      My tweet: https://twitter.com/HolisticSchool/status/323989098748575744

      I shared on my personal FB page

      mwwatson21 said... #

      My mom is who taught me how to bake! I grew up making my great grandmothers brownie recipes!

      Amy said... #

      My mom taught me how to bake.

      Anonymous said... #

      My Mom. She made the best pie crust!

      daosmo@aol.com

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      mlbaumann@sbcglobal.net said... #

      My mom & my grandma inspired me to bake.

      Wehaf said... #

      My mother taught be how to bake!

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      Anonymous said... #

      My Nana inspired me to bake. My favorite childhood memories are of helping her to cook. One of my favorites is cornbread muffins an sweet potato pie!
      Fmanderson@comcast.net

      Lynda said... #

      Hello,
      My name is Lynda and I grew up in Tennessee. My mother came down with TB when I was only 7 years old. My parents had just bought our farm and she was only 33, Of course she had to be taken to a TB hospital for rest and treatment, which meant that my baby sister who was 3 years old and myself had to be taken somewhere for someone to see to our needs. My two older brothers, who were 12 and 14 remained at home with my father. This was an awful time for our family and no one knows how lonely and scared we all felt. When she was finally allowed to be home again, she could only be up for bathroom privileges and to sit up for a short time each day. My fondest memory is when she was recovered enough to go to the kitchen again and we could have our family meals together after she had made biscuits, pies and etc. at her old kitchen cabinet with the old enamel pull out that was covered with flour. We were so blessed that she survived and I can just see her standing there making biscuits and can almost taste one of them right now.

      BlackberryGirl said... #

      I do my part...from making biscuits with my children as they grew up to preparing biscuits at least once a week for my husband.

      White Lily Flour is the best!

      rachel said... #

      My mom taught me the basics!

      Anonymous said... #

      Both my mom and my granny taught me to love cooking and baking.
      deb32tl (at) yahoo (dot)com

      Kathy said... #

      My mom made the best biscuits!!!

      Brenda S Okie in Colorado said... #

      I pretty much taught myself to cook. I learned to make biscuits in Home-Ec in Jr. High School. The people that inspired me most was my Grandmother, and two of my best friends mother's. As a young girl, I also loved to watch Julia Childs on tv.

      Brenda S Okie in Colorado said... #

      I proudly pinned recipe and shared White Lily giveaway on my facebook page.

      Terri said... #

      The stories of my Grandmother and all of the baking she did is what inspired me.

      vklmarie78@gmail.com

      Amy said... #

      I am one of the lucky ones to be 35 years old and still have my Mom and both my grandmothers around who have all inspired me to cook. They, of course, have their specialties and have tried to teach me everything they know. I'm truly blessed!

      Sandra said... #

      My husband urged me to bake biscuits and patiently waited until I perfected my recipie. We have been married 50 yrs; yes he does love me.
      Tweeted: @GardenWanders.

      sharonjo said... #

      My mom taught me to cook, but being in 4-H was also part of my learning process.

      Thank you for this wonderful giveaway. I can't find White Lily flour in my area, although I have certainly looked for it. I would absolutely love the chance to try it out!

      sharonjo at gwtc dot net

      sharonjo said... #

      Tweet: https://twitter.com/sharonjo2/status/324343751461969920

      sharonjo at gwtc dot net

      Nicole @ Daily Dish Recipes said... #

      These biscuits look amazing... so good. I haven't used this flour but my mom totally taught me to make biscuits when I was super little.. need to find this.

      Amy L said... #

      My mother inspired me to cook and bake. She raised 6 children, made dinner every night, baked the best pies, and worked full-time as well. She was amazing!

      Amy L said... #

      tweet
      https://twitter.com/amylou61/status/324520527052029952

      Angela Yeremenko said... #

      My mom and my grandma taught me how to cook and bake.

      Angela Yeremenko said... #

      I tweeted about the giveaway. https://twitter.com/anzhie_luv/status/324602093807755264

      Choosana said... #

      Hi, love your blog and especially the info on biscuit making. My influences were both my grandmas, and my mom. My Dad's mom made the best biscuits and swore by Lily flour and buttermilk. My mom and her mom only made shortcake biscuits for strawberries, and my mom gave me a recipe for Charlotte Walker's Shortcakes, which I can share if you are interested. Thanks for the chance to win such a nice set! :)

      Choosana said... #

      I shared this on Facebook :)

      Anonymous said... #

      My mom didn't bake very often but she gave me free reign in her kitchen and I loved to bake. My mother-in-law gave me some of the best recipes and cooking tips - her recipes are the ones my kids love and want every time they come home!
      sndaily@hotmail.com

      Anonymous said... #

      My grandmother is who inspired me to bake.
      tmk22911@gmail.com

      Gemma said... #

      My mum...although I've also picked up some great tips from my mother-in-law.

      Margie K said... #

      My great grandmother she was 102 went she passed away and I would sit up on the cabinet and watch her make biscuits and pie crust.This lady could make some of the best pies and I taught myself just by watching her.

      Caroline said... #

      My mother and grandmother taught me everything I know about baking and cooking.

      carolinebock1 at yahoo dot com

      Christy Cummins said... #

      My mother inspired me but did not teach me. She didn't like messes in the kitchen. She is still the best cook I know!

      Christy Cummins said... #

      I shared on my Facebook page. (Sorry, but I don't do Twitter...)

      Chocolate Lover said... #

      My mother mostly inspired and taught me how to bake.
      My sister a little.

      Cindy Brickley said... #

      I guess I inspired myself. I went to baking class when I was only 6 or 7 sponsored by our Electric company and the school.

      Cindy Brickley said... #

      I Tweeted the following: Enter for your chance to win a White Lily Flour Biscuit Essentials Kit @mommyskitchen http://tinylink.net/85624

      Cindy Brickley said... #

      I shared this on FB.

      Ralph said... #

      My Great Grandmother

      Unknown said... #

      My mom taught me to cook and bake as a child :)

      Anonymous said... #

      My grandma taught me to make biscuits.

      Wendy Stearns said... #

      I remember going to many a church pot luck dinners and church building fund-raising dinners, and all of those delicious foods really inspired me as a teenager to want to learn to cook. I remember always aspiring to have my foods be as tasty and appetizing as those many dishes were!

      Ava Covey said... #

      My mother! She is a great cook. She taught me all the basics and I have expanded my techniques by watching cooking channels and others.

      linda prater said... #

      I'm pretty well self taught but I first watched my dad make biscuits I was raised in West Va. he was the biscuit and gravy maker. my mom cooked most thing but really didn't like cooking she was french and that was way different not southern cooking . So she had to learn how to cook for my dad once she got to the U.S. I love cooking and baking I do a lot of baking and giving away to family and friends.

      linda prater said... #

      I shared your give away on facebook. pratersplace@hotmail.com

      Jeanne H said... #

      I always watched my Mom bake as a little girl and she let me help her do all the measuring. It was pretty much show and tell was how I learned from my Mom and everyone was from scratch. She made anywhere from 6-8 pies a week to 15 loaves of bread a week. She was a master at baking and today, I love to bake anything and everything as does my older sister.

      AnnaZed said... #

      Like you, that's an easy question for me - my Mom!

      margueritecore [at] gmail [dot] com

      AnnaZed said... #

      I tweeted as @AnnaZed - https://twitter.com/AnnaZed/status/325746239499030528

      margueritecore [at] gmail [dot] com

      Karen Hamrick-Miller said... #

      My mom was who taught me to cook and how to make biscuits.. I also stumbled thru recipes and finally have found one that gives me very good results.. I also found out baking them in an iron skillet will give them that good crispy bottom to the biscuit..

      Karen Hamrick-Miller said... #

      I shared the giveaway on facebook. ka_miller07@yahoo.com

      Anonymous said... #

      My mom. Wanda72 @ Aol (dot) com

      Anonymous said... #

      My mom taught me how to cook and I am so thankful that she did and the best part is that I have many memories of the time I spent in the kitchen with her.

      My email address is cllnrmsy@yahoo.com.

      Bettye said... #

      My dad and granny are who taught me! https://twitter.com/MommyOhioTweets/status/326170289224433664

      Karen Daigle said... #

      My grandmother taught me how to cook. She rarely used a recipe. It had to "look or feel" right! I still use her methods and recipes today.

      Sheila said... #

      I found White Lily flour at my local Meijer, they are only in Ohio,Mich.Ind and Ky. I was so happy to find it, since it's a more southern thing than here in Southwest Ohio.

      Anonymous said... #

      Leslie:
      My mom was a busy working mom, so when I was old enough to want to learn, I consulted her Betty Crocker cookbook. Though careful reading and lots of failed experiments, I taught myself to cook and bake.
      leslieannstevenson@yahoo.com

      Brenda Penton said... #

      My grandmother taught me how to bake. I remember the first thing we made together, a blueberry cake. Miss the fun times we had in the kitchen together.

      brendapenton(at)gmail(dot)com