September is National Biscuit Month which spotlights a Southern food icon and the tradition of biscuit making for any meal, not just breakfast.

In honor of National Biscuit Month, White Lily® flour encourages bakers to “Save the Biscuit” by learning, teaching and sharing with others the joy of making biscuits. There is no substitute for a scratch-made biscuit, and it’s a tradition worth preserving.

I remember my grandmother always had her hot-out-of-the-oven biscuits on her dinner table and it wouldn’t be dinner without the sorghum syrup can on the table for my grandfather to enjoy.

Looking for a twist on the iconic biscuit? Country Ham and Cheese Biscuits are an easy variation on the classic.

Country Ham and Cheese BiscuitsCountry Ham and Cheese Biscuits

Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
2 cups White Lily Enriched Bleached Self-Rising Flour
1/4 cup Crisco All-Vegetable Shortening or 1/4 stick Crisco Baking Sticks All-Vegetable Shortening
1 cup finely chopped cooked country ham
1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup milk or buttermilk
2 tablespoons butter, melted

  1. HEAT oven to 450 degrees F. Spray baking sheets with no-stick cooking spray.
  2. PLACE flour in large bowl. Cut in shortening with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture is the size of peas.
  3. ADD ham, cheese and sour cream. Gradually add milk, stirring only enough to moisten flour and hold dough together.
  4. TURN dough onto lightly floured surface. Knead gently two or three strokes. Gently pat or roll dough to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut with floured 2-inch biscuit cutter, leaving as little dough between cuts as possible. Gather remaining dough; re-roll one time. Cut as described above. Discard scraps.
  5. PLACE on prepared baking sheet 1 inch apart for crisp sides or almost touching for soft sides.
  6. BAKE 8 to 10 minutes, or until tops are golden brown. Brush tops with melted butter. Serve hot.

Makes 12 servings

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With a Southern Twist is all about good living in today's South. A true Southerner, the author's passions include food, home design, travel, restaurants, shopping, and entertaining. It is a fun blog about one of her most beloved regions of the country, shared through personal experiences.