Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Mama's Cornmeal Biscuits + Giveaway Winner !


On the first cool morning of the year, my dear mother would always make these luscious, melt in-your mouth biscuits. The sweet aroma would fill the house and lead everyone to the kitchen for breakfast. These heavenly, cornmeal biscuits were out of this world, especially served with her homemade fig preserves. Easy and delicious! Cest' bon, cher! 


Mama's Cornmeal Biscuits
  
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
3 tsp.'s baking powder
1 tbsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup milk, plus a little more if needed


Combine flour, cornmeal, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a bowl. Cut in butter until mixture becomes coarse. Stir in milk. (dough will be stiff)



Place dough on lightly floured surface and roll out to 1/2 inch thickness. Use a 3 inch round biscuit cutter to cut the biscuits. Place on lightly greased cookie sheet and bake in a 350 degree oven for about 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve with homemade jam or preserves. Serves 4.


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Giveaway Winner!

After a fabulous vacation, it's so good to be back home ! It's surprisingly not too hot and there is a bit of Fall in the air, which is unusual for this early in the year, in Cajun Country. Thanks to all of you who visited and left comments on my posts, while I was away. There were 26 entries in the Cajun Spice Giveaway and the winner was randomly selected. I am delighted to announce that we have a winner!!!

And the winner is............Kat of "At the Compound"!
Kat's a great lady and has an interesting blog about family life in northern Alabama. Congratulations Kat! Please send me an email with your address and I will get this Cajun lagniappe package into the mail for you. Enjoy!

11 comments:

Kora Bruce said...

So good to have you back. Glad you enjoyed your vacation.

and hurrah for Kat! Congrats

Cloudia said...

Congrats Kat!!

Aloha & Bonjour mes amis!

Aloha

Comfort Spiral

Living on the Spit said...

I am so glad you had a great time on vacation. Welcome back!

Congrats to Kat!

Elizabeth Bradley said...

Glad you're back, congrats to Kat.

Nancy said...

So glad you are back and congrats to your winner. I can't wait to try these biscuits. Maybe when I make my final stew recipe and post it. Thanks!

Marguerite said...

Kora- Merci, cher! I see that you've been busy. Your blog looks great!

Cloudia- Aloha, Gal Pal! So glad that the sun is shining again.

Marlene- Thanks, I really had a blast, but it's good to be back.

Elizabeth- Thanks, cher! I enjoyed reading your post, tonight.

Nancy- Thanks! So glad that you like the biscuit recipe. They would be really good with stew.

david mcmahon said...

Welcome back from your vacation. Those biscuits' aroma is wonderful!

Kat said...

I can't believe I won!!! Thanks. Something great to look forward to.
What fun.

A Year on the Grill said...

Welcome back... Love the biscuits, bookmarked em for later.

Laura Martone said...

Oh, man. I so wish I had one of those biscuits right now! It doesn't matter where I am... I am such a Southern girl at heart.

Marguerite said...

David- So nice of you to stop by! Thanks for your kind comment. Loved your Sunday Roast with Eddie.

Eddie- Thanks, cher, for the funny birthday poem and nice wishes. You crack me up! It was so sweet of you.

Congrats on your Sunday Roast with David. It was a great interview!

Congrats, Kat! Yes, you won and I can't wait to mail it off to you, but I just want to get one more item. I'll let you know as soon as I mail it. Soon!

Year on the Grill- Thanks! You will love these biscuits. They are fab! Loved your last post!

Laura- Thanks for visiting and welcome to Cajun Country! Try the biscuit recipe, it's easy and very Southern. Me too!