You could imagine they’d be pretty sad that they had fallen into disrepair and that no one loves them anymore…
What is a Cathead Biscuit?
Cathead biscuits are a Southern staple whose name refers to their large size (about as big as a cat’s head). The dough for this hand-rolled biscuit recipe is made by incorporating flour into the wet ingredients, instead of the reverse.
I don’t do the reverse of the above by adding the dry ingredients into the wet, I mix my dry ingredients, shortening and butter, then pour my buttermilk in. I’ve always done it this way.
Who still makes Cat head biscuits today? I started making them years ago. Not from a recipe my mom taught me because she passed away when I was 11 years old (if you still have your mom around today, give her a Big Hug) but from a recipe my ex-husband taught me. I tried to get over on him and make Bisquick Biscuits instead of the real thing as they were easier and pretty much looked the same. But, I couldn’t get it past him so I had to practice and finally got to the point where I made a pretty dang good biscuit…
What about you? Who still makes the best Cat head biscuit today?
We had fresh biscuits tonight with sliced pork. Yum, delicious.
This is my easy cat head biscuit recipe. I make these from memory, never measure so you may have to tweak here and there:
2 C self-rising flour
1 tsp ground Flaxseed
2 Tbl Butter, cold pieces
1/3 C Shortening (I use Nutiva shortening)
1 – 1.5 C Buttermilk
Mix dry ingredients, shortening and butter pieces, add 1+ C Buttermilk until mix is kind of sticky but holds together.
Pour out onto dusted flour on the counter. Make a roll with the dough and take off a small handful per biscuit. Roll into a ball tucking the ends under and making a smooth surface, use the flour to help. Flatten out to about 1/2 inch and a round circle. Lay tucked end down.
Let sit for up to 15 minutes before baking. Use a cast iron skillet to bake in if possible.
Bake at 400 degrees for 18 minutes or so. If frozen, bake at 22 minutes.
Love these biscuits. I usually make an extra amount, let them set out for 15-20 minutes to rise, place them on a cookie sheet and into the freezer. Once frozen, place them in a ziplock freezer bag.
Comment below your favorite cathead biscuit recipe. Do you make them for your family and friends?
As a business owner, it’s very important to stay in touch with your prior clients and customers, one way or another? They are a great referral source for you and, if you did a great job, they will use you again.
A business card is perfect but over time, they can get misplaced/lost.
A sticker with your contact information somewhere easily found is very good.
A consistent follow-up email (TSI newsletter) or direct mail (www.heartfeltpromotions.com) is very important.
Any way to stay in front of your prior clients or customers so they remember you and can easily access your information is so very important.
Let me give you an example:
We are scheduled to have our floors refinished by Dalton Discount Floors and we have to move our Grandfather Clock. We’ve had this clock for over 23 years and never had any issues so we never had it serviced but…from what we found out, a Grandfather Clock should be serviced every 10-years or so…
On the inside door of our clock, Clock Works, http://www.atlantaclockworks.com/, had put their sticker with their information. Now, we need it serviced and were able to easily find their info and call them to have this done. If they had not left their sticker with their information on the inside of the clock, after 23 years, we would never have remembered who they were, as they never stayed in contact with us. But because they left their information on a sticker inside the door of the clock, they got a call back from a client, after 23 years…
Just think, if they had consistently stayed in touch with us about maintaining our Grandfather Clock, (Greg told me our clock should have been maintained every 10-year) they would have gotten business from us at least twice…
The point to take away from this post is, stay in touch with your prior clients and customers and call Clock Works if you need your Grandfather Clock serviced (see, we can all be good referral sources…)
So always be thinking of doing a good job for your client or customer and then, how can you stay in touch with them so when the time comes that they need your services again or can refer you, they’ll easily remember you and have easy access to your information.
And let us know how we can help you. We have many services to help you with online marketing, online advertising, backlinking, etc.
in order to be more conveniently located, Dalton Wholesale Floors has moved their location to 70 BH Lee Street in Jasper just off Hwy 515 Noth of Wal-Mart.
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Stop by their new location and take a look around. They have a hugh selection of flooring, carpeting, hardwood and laminate as well as RUGS! No interest financing and full customer service!
I recently purchased carpet from Dalton Wholesale Floors in Jasper. And they were amazing to work with. Michael was so so nice. He really helped me with the purchasing and pricing. They were all so kind. And they had great prices. During and after the job Michael called to make sure everything was going good and to make sure I was happy with the finished product. I would recommend using them. Again I was so happy to deal with such amazing people. If you are looking for flooring use them. Marie Nipper
Get on over to their new location and see their flooring inventory, you’ll be happy you did.
As we lead up to the Christmas Eve and Day with Family and Friends, please keep Hans Rueffert and his family in your prayers. He’s going through some tough times right here at Christmas and he definitely needs our Prayers. Prayers to you Hans and your family and to all the people of Pickens County and around Georgia and the whole World, who love you and only want healing prayers for you.
Per Hans: Second hospital “adventure” this month…severe gut pain, unable to swallow for two days +. I tried to convince myself that this blockage would work itself out and I could avoid the hospital, but at some point optimism and reality arrive at an impasse and agree to disagree. Have you ever tried watering your garden with a kink in the hose? No matter how much you cuss, stomp, stammer and gyrate, you eventually have to walk it back and just un-kink the damn hose! With my highly modified/customized GI tract, it becomes WAY more complicated than that, but you get the idea.
After nearly two days of monitoring and medications, the word SURGERY entered the conversation with talks of transferring me and my kinked guts to Atlanta’s Piedmont Hospital. Sadly, there’s just not that much of my GI tract left to make that a simple, straightforward solution. Thankfully, 16 oz of gag-inspiring Gastrografin contrast solution pulled enough liquid into the gut to get the kinked section of intestines straightened out, just before scalpels were sanitized and sharpened.
So now at 4:50 am, pain and stubborn worry are keeping my exhausted brain from sleeping. If the next round of Gastrografin Sunday morning highlights a better image of kink-free guts, I will be home for Christmas. If not…scalpels out.
Don’t take your health for granted friends – a friendly reminder from your friendly neighborhood skinny chef
Gesundheit and good guts to all…Merry Christmas Eve Eve