Friday, August 16, 2019

The Best Biscuits and Good Ol' Southern Jelly

Missy Tippens

Thought I'd do a throw-back post today! It's from October 19, 2012. Enjoy!

The Belle, here. Well, I had promised a pumpkin recipe but never got to make it. So, in celebration of all things pumpkin, I want to start with something yummy I tried this week...

A Pumpkin Pie Moolatte from Dairy Queen!

It even had nutmeg grated on top!

Now for my "recipe" for today. ;)

My favorite biscuits. Are you ready for this? Here are the ingredients:

1 Bag of frozen Mary B's Biscuits! :)

Yep. That's it. I promise you these are about the best biscuits ever. They make several styles of biscuits, but my favorite is the Tea Biscuits. They're just a couple of bites each and have the best texture. A little crispy on the outside, soft on the inside.

YUM! And easy peasy--perfect for someone like me whose homemade biscuits always turn out like hockey pucks.

Preheat the oven to about 400. You can just put the biscuits on a cookie sheet frozen.

Bake 15-20 minutes.

And voila! You have beautiful, golden brown biscuits. Quick, while they're hot, split them and add a nice thick pat of real butter!

Here are our favorite Georgia-style toppings...

Muscadine jelly! (This jelly is actually made with muscadine wine as well as grape juice.) Muscadines are a type grape that are grown around here. In fact, the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension website says that in 2006, Georgia was the largest producer of muscadine grapes with 1400 acres of them. The grapes are high in resveratrol, the compound found in red wine that's supposed to lower cholesterol and the risk of heart disease. So we'll pretend eating the jelly is healthy, too! :)

I have to tell you a funny story. When I first moved here and started working, I went on break with my coworkers, and one of them asked me if I'd like a scuppernong. She held out a baggie of huge grape looking things. I looked at her like she was crazy, I'm sure, and asked what she'd just said! LOL Such a strange word. I just now did a bit of research and found it's a variety of the muscadine. However, some sites calls the red grapes muscadines and the white ones scuppernongs. Either way, they make fantastic jelly!

Another local jelly we love is mayhaw jelly. I had to do a little checking to find out what in the world a a mayhaw is (I'm originally from Kentucky so had never heard of them either). They're tart red berries (aren't technically a berry but are in the haw or apple family) that grow in the swamps and bogs of southwest Georgia.

So, you've had your tasty lesson for the day! Hope you enjoyed a visit to the south. :)



  1. I remember wondering why someone would buy frozen biscuits back when you posted this the first time...but then our children started moving out. My biscuit recipe makes a dozen, and they're best when eaten straight out of the oven...but when there are only two of us for a meal, a dozen biscuits are WAY too many!

    So I bought a package of the frozen ones a few months ago, and they are delicious. The best part is that I can bake just enough for two people at a time.

    My next project? Making my recipe and freezing the biscuits. Maybe they'll turn out well enough to make it a regular habit!

    And those jellies both look delicious. We definitely don't have scuppernongs or mayhaws here in South Dakota, but we have chokecherries that grow wild. Those who know where to find them make jam every year!

    1. Jan, yes, these bags are perfect for making just a few biscuits at a time! They zip lock closed. :)

      Chokeberries are foreign to me, too! But I do remember someone posting here about them. I bet it was you.

  2. Missy, these look as delicious now as they did when you first posted them. I remember that like i was yesterday. but 2012? How is that even possible.I don't remember ever seeing frozen biscuits in my supermarket, but I'll have to look next time I'm in a bigger one.