12 Responses to “chalk it up to tradition”

  1. Kathryn says:

    Don’t forget honey on those hot and fresh scones! And how come we so often call them scones yet grandma’s recipe calls them biscuits? And you’re making me teary eyed bout grandma early in the morning. Mmm wish I was there to share.

  2. Tracey says:

    How yummy they look! I am going to copy this recipe in my book so that when the oranges are ripe I can bake them. Love the story behind the recipe, you about made me cry! I make my granny’s dressing and think of her everytime I do. Have a beautiful day.

  3. Ruth says:

    Absolutely lovely memory winding…baking Grandma’s biscuits will never be the same!! I love your new, healthier adaptations too!

  4. angie says:

    Rachel, biscuits are the one thing I have failed at over and over again in the kitchen…I am very intrigued by your recipe! I’m at the hospital all weekend, so it probably won’t be until Monday, but I’ll let you know. Oh BTW the hand mixer lady is hysterical! As for the center pull ball, I feel like a new woman! Can’t believe how easy it looks!

  5. island jays says:

    Families that make biscuits are the salt of the earth! Wish my mom had made buscuits. Not only do you have wonderful memories to cook by but the 5 littles will share then when they grow as well. Happy eating!

  6. Cory says:

    Was reading along just so enjoying your post and then got to the end of it and was so touched. Thank you for linking to me. I’ll be trying those biscuits!

  7. Angela says:

    I love family recipes. Thanks for sharing yours. My mother still makes meat pies every Christmas like her mom did, and she also taught us to make a pizza bread that her mother-in-law used to make. The holidays wouldn’t be the same without them!

  8. Dad says:

    Such warm and touching memories behind the recipe. Yes, I understand your emotional reaction to the memories and you can imagine mine! I only knew your Great grandmother as an old woman, crippled with arthritis and wracked with pain. However, those who knew her as a younger woman all speak of her strength and love for her family. Blessings daughter!

  9. These remind me of my grandmother’s bread… we don’t know where the recipe originated, but we know it went back further than her grandmother, and was passed down to me. These look scrumptious… will have to make them soon!

  10. great post – how can you ever just give a family recipe without recounting the history surrounding it. We would call these scones too – in fact they would be cooked on the hob on a griddle or frying pan, and turned over. my grandmother was a Stuart – the spelling changed over the years from Stewart.

  11. […] The first batch of cherry jam (which I mentioned here) was quickly disappearing but we bolstered our reserves this week and now we have a whopping 24 jars – not including the 3 or 4 jars that have already been enjoyed. Unfortunately I didn’t cook the second batch quite long enough so it’s a runnier jam but it was still delicious drizzled over this morning’s fresh biscuits. […]

  12. My daughter made these this morning and they were so delicious. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe with us.

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