Country’s Daisy Dots Recipe
By Lorie “Country” Stokes, Savannah Taste Experience Guide
So these are my Grandma’s Daisy Dots. In my family, before ready-made biscuits and croissants were so easily available, this is what you would find on buffets around the south. I remember Grandma up to her wrist in flour before weddings, church socials, anytime. A lot of us make pigs in a blankets today more often, but my grandma made Daisy Dots. These dots are fluffy little biscuits with baked ham and honey mustard dipping sauce.
2 1/4 c self rising flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp sugar
Pinch of salt
1/4 c butter cold cut in tiny pieces
1/4 c shortening cold cut in tiny pieces
1 c buttermilk
Mix dry ingredients with a whisk (way easier than sifting).
Using your hands break butter and shortening into the flour mixture until it looks like little peas.pour over milk. Mix until just combined; don’t over work the dough, as this will cause tough biscuits. Turn out on a floured bench flatten gently with a Rolling pin (if you’re fancy). I use my hands they’re coated with flour at this point already, right? Cut with a 1 1/2 in cutter (my very helpful husband made me one out of pvc), place on a parchment lined tray (less clean up). Bake in a hot oven 450* for about 12 minutes but ovens vary so keep watch. While hot, brush with butter.
If you have time, bake your favorite ham, but I never have time so for a shortcut I use a slice of ham which I sear in the frying pan till it’s brown on both sides. Cool a little and slice into thin slices. Layer thin slices of ham in the biscuits. It’s a great change from the same ol’ pigs in a blanket. I serve mine with a honey mustard sauce but grandma’s would have had cane syrup.
Honey mustard sauce
1/2 c mustard yellow
1 tbsp mayo (blue plate lol)
1tbsp good honey
Pinch of salt and pepper to taste
Mix thoroughly and dip away