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.
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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…)
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Not just a “business” but my love and life for the last 4 years. The Biscuit Maker has been in business for 14 years and I would love to see it stay for 100 more. I have a new love in my life and his name is Nash. I just can not give this restaurant 100% of myself anymore. So we have finally decided to sell it and see it go to someone who will take of it. Please contact me if you are interested @JasperPickensCountyGA. Thank you!