This is my family's FAVORITE biscuit! Rose Touart is my Mom's longest and best friend, one of the most inspirational homemakers and classy southern ladies that I know!
2 sticks butter (1 c)
almost 4 c. self-rising flour
1 1/2 c. buttermilk + 1/2 c. water OR 2 c. 2+% milk
2 T. oil (canola or vegetable)
Preheat oven to 450 (425 in a convection oven).
Pour oil into a 9x13 pan (metal or glass); place in oven to pre-heat for a few minutes.
Cut butter into flour coarsely, using pastry cutter.
Add liquid, working dough lightly with the hands or fork.
Pull heated pan out of oven.
Coat hands in flour to form large palm-sized biscuits.
Place biscuits into hot pan about 1/2-1 inch apart.
Put a deep thumb print into the center of each biscuit (this is Aunt Rosie's signature mark!)
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned.
Yum, yum YUM! Make sure you have plenty of butter, jam and honey! ;-D