grandma daisy’s kitchen
Daisy, my 89-year-old grandma from Braselton, Georgia, knows how to turn out a good baked good. My friends sure love her recipes I’ve made, and a few have contacted me recently for the how-to. Here are a few of her classics:
Grandma Daisy’s Buttermilk Biscuits (the best in the world)
A “grandma’s house” tradition, these flaky golden biscuits are perfect topped with butter and honey. She’d often have honey fresh from a local farmer.
- 1 c whole wheat flour
- 1 c white flour, sifted
- 2.5 t baking powder
- 3/4 t salt
- 1/4 t baking soda
- 1 c buttermilk
- 1/2 c Crisco (I sub this unhealthy ingredient with butter or unhydrogenated shortening you can find @ health food stores)
Grandma Daisy’s Zucchini Bread
While most folks have banana bread, it was always zucchinis that made it to Daisy’s oven—probably because lots of locals grow squash around Braselton. We always toasted any leftovers, and added butter of course.
- 3 eggs
- 3 c flour
- 2 c grated zucchini
- 1 c cooking oil
- 2 c sugar (I often put way less than this)
- 3 t vanilla
- 1 t salt
- 1 t baking soda
- 3 t cinnamon
- 1/4 t baking powder
- optional 1 c raisins
- optional 1/2 c chopped walnuts
Lightly beat eggs in bowl, then stir in oil, sugar, zucchini and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients in separate bowl, then stir into egg mixture until well blended. Add raisins and nuts. Bake in greased bread pans @ 375° for 1–1.25 hours.
I am soooo printing these out and sticking them in my recipe box for later!! And your Grandma’s photo is adorable!
thanks Elaine! She is the cutest grandma… always reminded me of a koala :)
should have said “reminds” me of a koala… she’s still going strong at 89, and still resembles a koala (at least I think so).
WOW!! What a surprise to see your blog on Grandmama Daisy. It made her very happy and brought a smile to her face. It made me hungry!! Love Mom and Grandmama.