07/19/2021 4 32 PM

The story

Is there anything better to cook than Nana? It’s hard to imagine a warm and loving feeling than to sit down to eat with your grandmother. Is there a sweeter scene than a pot filled with southern grandparents? My favorite recipe is from these events. My great-grandmother Mini Mini Soda Jones always made biscuits for Thanksgiving, Christmas, church events and any family gatherings. I made and made that same recipe countless times for my own family events and for me lazy Saturday afternoon.

Before entering the Holy Family Hall, I thought that the recipe should always include at least three hours’ worth of preparations and a myriad of ingredients. Looking back, though, I do not know why the mini-meal goes hand in hand with this great effort. The practical Southern woman who raised seven children during the Great Depression was no exception. I later learned that this was far from the truth. According to my mother, she always kept a plate of flour in the kitchen to beat healthy biscuits. This recipe was available at an affordable price to help make a special small pad, and it was quick to get a row of children (both friends and acquaintances) to finish gardening or walk. Lessons for the day at Feldstone School.

Years ago, if I hadn’t posted a recipe for a cousin on their Pinterest page, I would be as happy as the recipe, like my grandmother’s, before. But now that the cat is out of the bag, whipping you before you eat breakfast, lunch, or dinner is a surprisingly simple recipe and I can share it with you.

The ingredients

  • Self-expanding flour (cannot be any other type of flour)
  • Heavy moisturizing cream


Gently mix the flour and cream together until a thick paste forms. Sprinkle the flour over the top of the dough, cutting the crackers separately with a mason jar jar (it helps to lighten the lid between the crackers). Place the biscuits with the touching sides in a greased pan. Bake the crackers at 350 degrees until golden brown. Enjoy!

For a nice breakfast it is recommended with a sauce sauce or simply with salted butter and jam.

What is your favorite family meal?

Do you have your own family recipes you want to share? Send it to be included in our West Palm Beach community cookbook! Share your ingredients, instructions, and even a favorite memory. Send recipes to Programing@mycitylibrary.org or fill out this form to be included in our book! We accept recipes until August 31st. In October, a digital copy of the book will be available on our library blog, and physical copies will be available in the 1st Floor Cookbook!

This press release was prepared by Mandela Public Library at Palm Beach West. The views expressed herein are those of the author.