Blackberry Mountain
 
Starting with a biscuit recipe seems appropriate.  This recipe comes from a friend of my parents.  He insists that Duke's mayonnaise is the way to go.  I have to agree.  The recipe yields only a half a dozen large biscuits so I typically double the batch.  


Ingredients:
2 cups self-rising flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons Duke's Mayonnaise
2 tablespoons butter
3/4 to 1 cup buttermilk (or plain milk if you are out)

For top if you wish:
2 tablespoons melted butter


Preheat the oven to 450 degrees-- it seems hot but the quicker biscuits bake, the better.  

In a bowl, mix the dry ingredients (flour, salt) then add the butter and Mayonnaise and cut the butter into the mixture.  When all is mixed well add the milk slowly (you may not need it all so don't pour it all in right away) and mix together with your hands.  The dough should be worked as little as possible.  It will be a little sticky.  Flour your hands and shape biscuits into the size you wish.  Place the biscuits on a nonstick pan (touching if you wish for softer edges; not touching if you wish for crisper edges).  Bake for about 10 minutes but keep in mind...it depends on the size and shape of your biscuits.  Mine cook for 10-12 minutes but smaller will do fine with 8-10.  You will learn as you develop the recipe to meet your needs.
 


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