How to make it

  • In a medium bowl stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, lemon peel, baking soda and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. (I use a food processor).
  • Make a well in the center of dry mixture. In a small mixing bowl combine the buttermilk and mayonnaise; add to dry mixture all at once. Using a fork, stir just until moistened.
  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Quckly knead dough by folding and pressing gently for 10 to 12 strokes or until the dough is nearly smooth. Pat or lightly roll dough to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut dough with a floured 2 1/2 inch biscuit cutter, dipping the cutter into flour between cuts.
  • Place buscuits 1 inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake in a 450 dregree oven for 10-12 minutes or until golden. Remove the biscuits from the baking sheet and cool slightly. If desired, drizzle Lemon Glaze over the biscuits just before serving. Serve warm.
  • Lemon Glaze-
  • Stir together the powdered sugar, lemon peel, vanilla and milk. Stir in additional milk, 1 tsp. at a time, until glaze is smooth and of drizzling consistency.

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    " It was excellent "
    greekgirrrl ate it and said...
    Fantastic recipe--hope you are well.
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    " It was excellent "
    notyourmomma ate it and said...
    Very nice, mayo biscuits are a southern specialty, how wonderful.
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    " It was excellent "
    annieamie ate it and said...
    I love this recipe! Its a keeper for me.
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    " It was excellent "
    henrie ate it and said...
    Yummie, these sound like a winner, I can make these before Easter :0) Even with the glaze there still clasified as biscuits, LOL Great post, thanks Gina, you got my 5
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  • danadooley 11 years ago
    This is an unusual recipe for biscuits. I like anything citrusy and will try this. Thanks for sharing.
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  • jett2whit 11 years ago
    The addition of the mayo is different. Seems like you have to have a big glass of iced tea and stick your pinky out while you eat them! Yummy!! Jett
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