L. D. Young’s Biscuits
Once in awhile I develop “Writer’s Block.” This week was one of those times. It isn’t a matter of needing a recipe (I have plenty of those to share), I just couldn’t get my thoughts to flow. It was Sunday, close to the Record’s Monday deadline. On Sunday morning before Sunday school started, this dear Christian man, L. D. Young, approached me with his biscuit recipe in hand. Anyone that knows L. D. knows what a dear Christian Sweetheart he is. He goes about the church speaking to any and everyone; making each person feel special, welcomed and loved. Giving me this recipe and telling me about it made me feel the Lord had sent him to save me from my dilemma.
All of our marriage, Mac has told me about the 100 biscuits his mother would prepare every morning during his growing up years. There were ten children plus field hands to feed so I am sure this was a needed necessity. I’m still hoping one of these days; one of Mac’s sisters can provide me with his mother’s original recipe. Not that I will ever make 100 biscuits but in the meanwhile I could adjust this recipe for the two of us or amount needed to bake for possible visitors.
L. D. acquired this recipe from a friend’s fishing & hunting camp on Lake Bruin in Northeast Louisiana. He and his wife, Joy (rightly named…such a joy), use to spend time there fishing. He said once 27 years ago he and Joy were there and he noticed this biscuit recipe on a post in the camp house. He copied it and has been making these biscuits regularly ever since. It will make 27 to 30 biscuits (not 100) so if you want to make more or less, you will have to use the fractions you learned in school to change the quantity of ingredients. I’m even more convinced men do make the best cooks.
Since L.D. has been happy with this recipe for all these years, it must be a KEEPER. I’m adding it to my recipe files. Thank you L. D. for rescuing me this week. I believe you to be part angel and there are lots of people that will agree with me. You and Joy light up many corners.
• 4 cups Bisquick (or any brand biscuit mix)
• 1 cup sour cream
• 3⁄4 cup club soda
Preheat oven to 375o. Thoroughly mix first 3 ingredients together. Turn dough on plain floured cutting board and knead. Spread kneaded dough on the cutting board and using a biscuit cutter, cut out biscuits. Melt some of the butter on a baking sheet in the oven. Melt more butter in a bowl. Spread edges of each biscuit with the melted butter and place them on the prepared cookie sheet. Top each biscuit with remaining melted butter. Bake for 16 to 18 minutes or until desired brownness is reached. This should yield 27 to 30 biscuits.
(Mac, please don’t expect 100 biscuits.)
PREPARE & SERVE WITH LOVE, NANCY