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 honeyPinch of salt and pepper to taste
Mix thoroughly and dip away
Yummmmmmy addition to any party are Daisy Dots. If you whip some up, please share your photos on our Facebook page or tag #SavannahTaste on Twitter or Instagram!