We rang in the New Year at the lake! You can read about it here.
We don’t have a backsplash at the lake and that area has always looked very bare to me, so I decided to frame some old recipes in thrift store frames I had saved.
Two of the recipes came from Mrs. Conley, an elderly woman we met years ago and befriended until her death. She gave us some of her handwritten recipes as well as some other memorabilia. The other recipe was written by my grandmother…it’s not even a recipe really, just the ingredients.
I don’t really remember my grandmother making these Ritz Biscuits. Her sister, Aunt Myrt, made them often. She would call to say she had a pan of them ready for us to pick up. Her house smelled like yeast and baked bread! The biscuits would be folded over, uncooked, and lined up neatly on a baking sheet. When cooked, they were light and delicious.
I’ve had this recipe for a very long time…since my grandmother passed away in 1993…but I had never tried to make them myself. Until this past weekend, that is!
The batter was easy to mix and to roll out after rising. Mine didn’t look uniform and neat like Aunt Myrt’s, but they tasted so good…just like I remember! I will definitely continue carrying on this family tradition!
I’m not sure why they are called Ritz biscuits…I googled the name and found out that they are also called Angel biscuits.