I now have a new cookbook crush and it’s “Bon Appetit, Y’all”, my prize for the Cookthink Bourbon Rootsource Challenge. Virginia Willis is a culinary genius and her book highlights not only her formal culinary training but her Southern roots. But when I actually sat down this weekend and read through the book, my heart practically stopped when I saw the recipe for Mama’s Mayonnaise Biscuits. Not only did the photographs look just like my favorite rolls from a restaurant in Statesboro, they had MAYONNAISE in them!
These were super quick to make, but yet taste like they were an effort. Remember that commercial back in the day (showing my age here) where the woman’s making Rice Krispy treats and she acts like she’s slaving in the kitchen? Yes my friends, that can be you with this recipe. Six ingredients, one bowl and 15 minutes of baking time equals fresh biscuits. Uhmmm, and there’s mayonnaise in them!
I had to adapt these slightly because I didn’t have self rising flour, but they came out just as pretty as the pictures in the cookbook.
Adapted from Bon Appetit, Y’all
2 cups all purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 cup whole milk
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
In a mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients. Stir until a sticky dough is formed. Grease a 12 cup muffin tin and drop a heaping tablespoon into each cup. Bake the rolls for approximately 20 minutes or until the tops are golden brown.