Ham Biscuits

Preparation info

  • Makes About

    40

    Biscuits
    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Hoppin John’s Lowcountry Cooking

By John Martin Taylor

Published 1992

  • About

There is hardly a wedding or garden party in the Lowcountry without these yeast biscuits. They are small, only about an inch in diameter, and they are split to hold slivers of salty country ham tempered with dollops of chutney or mustard. One ham provides enough meat for 200 to 250 biscuits.

These doubly lightened breads—really yeast rolls—are also called “angel biscuits” and “bride’s biscuits.” Bill Neal has suggested that the “bride” is the inexperienced cook who needs the insuran