Firefly’s Blue Ribbon Biscuits

Scrumptious Living Recipes from Farms and Families

Firefly’s Blue Ribbon Biscuits

[Note: I have moved this recipe to the url below. Thank you in advance for visiting. ~ firefly]

Fireflys Blue Ribbon Biscuits

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  1. […] Out of my mother’s magic recipe box came the biscuit recipe I used to win the Blue Ribbon at the agricultural fair last weekend. I modified the recipe a bit by using buttermilk rather than milk and increasing the levening to make up for the density of the buttermilk and ensure my biscuits rose beautifully. I tested the recipe several times over the course of three weeks, until the biscuits were just as I wanted them: flaky inside, crispy on top and bottom, and tall enough to break open for butter and honey. I posted the recipe this morning, for anyone who would like to give them a try. […]

  2. I’m getting hungry just reading about them! 🙂

  3. Mmmm……biscuits!

    Having stumbled across your blog completely by accident, I’ve now got you bookmarked and am eagerly awaiting your next installment of ‘How I met my husband’. You are truly a beautiful woman and deserve every good thing that the universe has in store for you. I count myself lucky for having found your blog!

  4. Boy, I was hoping you had the recipe for these. I used to make really good biscuits, however that was years ago and have since lost the recipe. Can’t wait to make these. They look beautiful!!!

  5. Hi, as I live in Britain, I have a couple of questions to ask about your recipe as we use different measurements here. How much is a cup of something? Is it actually a cup, and if so how big a cup? Also, do you have to use buttermilk (as I’ve no idea from where I could buy that here) or would normal milk do? I’m sorry if I sound really dull not knowing these things, but I’ve looked everywhere I could think of on the internet to find the answers, with no success. I really hope that you can help!

    p.s. I’m really enjoying reading about your recent history. This is one of the first websites I come to every day now, hoping for some more of your wonderfully inspiring story!

  6. I was nevere able to make “eatable” biscuits… I completely gave up trying… but to see your recipe and the beautiful Blue Ribbon, made me want to give it a LAST try! Thanks! 🙂

    I will let you know…

    Isabelle aka Tricotine

  7. […] The Husband and I usually host Thanksgiving because at one time, it was easier on us to stay home than try to split between two families. Every year my mother-in-law makes her amazing stuffing and drool-inspiring pumpkin pie while my sister makes her delicious mashed potatoes. I pop in an apple crisp and steam the turkey while covering other sides with family around to help. And yes, you read that right. I steam my turkey. It’s very good that way. This year I’ll be making Firefly’s blue ribbon biscuits. […]

  8. Oh my! these biscuits are SO YUMMY! They just came out of my oven, and I’ve already eaten 3! ha
    Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!

  9. […] This morning I decided to do some baking. I tried out Firefly’s delicious recipe for biscuits! Yummy! Mom and I already ate almost half of them within an hour. […]

  10. I stumbled upon this page quite by accident and I femust say it was a very pleasant surprise! Always a joy to add new recipes to my collection. (Yes, I do most of the cooking in our house. My wife can cook fine but seldom has the time with her busy schedule.)
    For Jennie in Britain I may have a couple of conversion links that will help.
    As for buttermilk, I’ve sometimes substituted regular milk with a teaspoon of white vinegar added if I can’t get genuine buttermilk. Results come out pretty good actually but I prefer the real thing as a general rule.

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