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My Ashley Judd Mistake. Her Recipe For Biscuits. My Recipe For Easy Drop Biscuits.

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My Ashley Judd Biscuits

I saw Ashley Judd on Rachael Ray making her homemade biscuits. She's a southern lady who cooks southern style. I love biscuits and I’m from the south but never make homemade unless I make the drop homemade biscuits. I made a big mistake trying to make Ashley Judd's biscuits.

Ashley made it look so easy so I thought I would try. Well, they didn't give the recipe or tell what kind of flour to use. So I thought if there’s no baking powder it must be self-rising flour. I put together a batch just like Ashley did using my self-rising flour.

I baked them in a 425° oven for about 20 minutes and then sat down at my kitchen table looking forward to biscuits and honey. The honey I bought while down south. Took one bite of the biscuit and knew I couldn't stand them. They didn't rise very high and they were so dry. So I guess I made a mistake with the recipe.

My mother  My Ashley Judd Mistake

My mother My Ashley Judd Mistake

Mother's Biscuits

I called my 90-year-old Southern mother and ask her what I did wrong. She never measured either and she no longer makes her own, but she told me how I should do it.

She said: About:

2 cups of flour

1 ½ cups of milk

Shortening is done just like Ashley right out of the can

Dash of salt

1 tsp of baking powder

Do not knead long will make biscuits tough.

In her cooking days, they used the grease from the grease can and they put some of the grease in the pan and melted it. Mother always used a round cake pan or pie pan for her biscuits; she slopped the biscuits on both sides in the grease, laid them around in the pan then baked. She said about a 400° oven and she also told me if it’s buttermilk biscuits add baking soda with it, no cream of tarter with either recipe. So when I do it again I will try it my mother's way. I've never made biscuits her way I always make the drop biscuits which my grandkids and kids love.

Please vote on my drop biscuits.

My Easy Drop Biscuit Recipe

2 cups of sifted all-purpose flour

3 teaspoons baking powder

½ teaspoon of salt

¼ cup shortening.

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1 cup milk

Cut shortening into dry ingredients till coarse crumbs. Make a well: add milk all at once Stir quickly with a fork till dough is mixed and follows fork around the bowl.

Drop from teaspoon onto greased cookie sheet. 450° oven for 12 to 15 minutes. The biscuits can be as big or as small as you want. I tend to make larger ones using a tablespoon.

You can make a batch of drop biscuits use in the Apple-Cherry Crumble below.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

10 min

15 min

25 min



The Biscuits I Made.

This is a picture of the leftover dough biscuits. I didn't get a picture of the bigger biscuits I made. Just to give you an idea of what they looked like.

Ashley is a lovely lady. Her biscuits looked great. I'm just the goof who can't make them. Do you think she ever made the biscuits or did the staff do it for her? You notice they didn't cook hers. You know I don't think Ashley Judd has made a biscuit in her life. Her mother I'm sure has.

Apple Cherry Crumble

Now I had all of those biscuits, what to do with them? Well, my husband has been asking me to make something sweet to eat. So I had some apples I needed to use up.

I peeled my apples added them to a pan on the stove with ¼ cup butter

½ cup sugar and cinnamon as much as you like.

Cook on medium until apples are tender.

Take the biscuits that were so bad crumble them up add ¼ cup of melted butter to them ½ cup of sugar and as much cinnamon as you like crumble altogether. .

After the apples are cooked I added a can of Cherry pie filling to them and cooked the apple mixture a little longer, about 10 minutes. Pour the whole mixture into an 8 x 8 sprayed pan. Crumble biscuit mixture over top. Place in 400° oven for 20 minutes.

Serve with ice cream or whip cream.

Now this was made with Ashley's bad biscuits and it will be even better with your good biscuits. I added one of the small leftover biscuits to my bowl.

This is kind of like an apple cherry crumble dessert.


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My Ashley Judd Mistake Her Recipe For Biscuits


Kathy on November 07, 2017:

Look up the recipe for Cat Head biscuits. It is a southern recipe using AP flour and cake flour to replace White Lily.

It is on America's Test Kitchen.

moonlake (author) from America on July 30, 2014:

Peggy W, Thank you, and thanks for stopping by. I wonder if Ashley Judd really cooks.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on July 15, 2014:

This recipe of yours is worth a share just because it shows that one can take a flop of a recipe and turn it into something better...even great. Your apple cherry crumble recipe sounds like a winner.

moonlake (author) from America on November 17, 2013:

Au fait, Thanks for coming by and for the vote and share.

C E Clark from North Texas on November 17, 2013:

Here all this time I thought you were a Yankee! ;)

I've made your drop biscuits and they are yummy. I usually use Bisquik, but I like your recipe better. I really don't like to be dependent on mixes. The apple cherry crumble recipe looks good too.

Voted up, useful, interesting, and will share!

moonlake (author) from America on November 15, 2013:

RTalloni, I guess it was a good save. Thanks for stopping by.

RTalloni on November 14, 2013:

Sounds like a good save on the failed biscuits! :)

moonlake (author) from America on May 18, 2013:

Deborah-Diane, Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate it and thanks for the vote.

Deborah-Diane from Orange County, California on May 17, 2013:

These biscuit recipes are great. I love homemade biscuits, but I have never thought about making an apple crumple with them. Sounds delicious! Voted up as very useful!

moonlake (author) from America on February 28, 2013:

Peggy W, Thank you and thanks so much for stopping by. I make just the drop bisuits most of the time I know they will turn out good.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on February 28, 2013:

It has been some time since I have made biscuits. I like your "waste not, want not" approach in that you made something good out of what was originally a flop of a recipe. I often do the same. Voted up.

moonlake (author) from America on November 08, 2011:

Karen N,

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Recipes should turn out good.

Karen N from United States on November 08, 2011:

Sounds delicious, I'll have to give this one a try sometime.

moonlake (author) from America on June 14, 2011:

justmesuzanne, Thanks for stopping by and leaving comment.

justmesuzanne from Texas on June 14, 2011:

Good save! Nice common sense cooking info! Voted up and awesome! I will definitely try your grandma's bisquit recipe.

moonlake (author) from America on May 22, 2011:

Thanks for stopping by and leaving comment. We live with three beautiful cats Levi Jones, Blackie Black and Wannabe.

epigramman on May 22, 2011:

..oh my goodness me MOONLAKE this looks so simply divine - I must try this recipe - your other food hubs look sensational too - or as we say here - hubsensational !!!!! So nice to meet with you and thanks for the endoresement at my hub too - and I live on the northern shores of Lake Erie in Ontario, Canada with my two best friends Little Miss Tiffy (the diva in the picture with me) and Mister Gabriel -

moonlake (author) from America on May 05, 2011:

Thanks jpcmc for stopping by and commenting on my hub.

JP Carlos from Quezon CIty, Phlippines on May 04, 2011:

Simple ingredients = great products, Who would have thought?! Must try this myself. Great hub.

moonlake (author) from America on April 14, 2011:

Thank you and thanks for stopping by.

Eiddwen from Wales on April 14, 2011:

A great hub and one for me to bookmark.

Useful/awesome/up for this one.

Take care


moonlake (author) from America on April 13, 2011:

Thanks G-Ma Johnson for stopping by my hub and leaving a comment.

Merle Ann Johnson from NW in the land of the Free on April 13, 2011:

sounds good to me...and now it makes me want to make some biscuits...Thanks...:O) Hugs G-Ma

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