Nana’s ‘Can’t Miss’ Cast Iron Skillet Biscuits


My Nana, rest her soul, was a fantastic cook. This was her recipe for biscuits, and it ROCKS!

2 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
6 tablespoons butter
1/3 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

In a large bowl, mix dry ingredients well. Use a pastry blender to blend the butter in to the flour. You’ll know it’s well blended when it looks like a bowl of flour pellets. Slowly add the milk and stir well. Now it’s going to look like a big gooey ball. Cover your counter or large cutting board with flour and dump the dough onto it. Coat your hands in flower and knead the dough for about a minute. Now the dough should be smooth. Roll out to about 1/2-3/4″ thick. Coat the rim of a biscuit cutter in flour. Cut out your biscuits and place in a greased cast iron skillet. Place the biscuits close to each other so they rise up and don’t spread out and get hard. Add a light coating of melted butter on the tops of the biscuits and bake for 20 or so minutes; until tops are golden.

TIP: If your biscuits aren’t rising like you think they should, check the date on your baking powder. The fresher, the better.


2 Responses to “Nana’s ‘Can’t Miss’ Cast Iron Skillet Biscuits”

  1. jcoftw Says:

    I cannot remember a day prior to my adulthood that mother didn’t make biscuits at least once a day.

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