Two-ingredient Triumph
Stephanie McCall

Think you’re too busy to make homemade biscuits?  Think again. If Stephanie McCall can do it, anyone can.

Stephanie owns The Molly Grace in Highlands; is a licensed general and commercial contractor; mother of two; a member of the Macon County Board of Education; and is constantly on the road.  This doesn’t keep her from cooking, but says she’s not able to do as much of it as she’d like.  The following recipe, however, is a staple in the McCall household and Stephanie fixes it two or three times a week. 

Stephanie comes from a close Southern family and her mother loved to cook.  Marlene Askew, or Molly as she was known, was a creative chef and even called some of her dishes “weird” but those are the ones her children loved best.  With May being the month in which we celebrate mothers, McCall felt it was only fitting she shared one of her mother’s recipes.

These two-ingredient biscuits are something Stephanie grew up eating and Molly’s granddaughters ask for them all the time.  She usually serves them with homemade applesauce spooned over the top or with honey butter and they easily accompany any meal.  Add a bit of sugar to the mix and they make a great base for strawberry shortcakes, too.

When asked for the recipe, Stephanie laughed and said, “I’ll have to go home and measure, because I always just throw them together. Just like my mom.”

Southern Biscuits

1.5 cups self-rising flour

1 cup heavy whipping cream

Yep, that’s it. 


Preheat oven to 425 degrees

Start with the flour and add in cream until you have a workable consistency.  You may need a bit less, so mix in the cream slowly.  When the mix can be handled you can either roll it out or pat it out.  It might help to wet your hands a bit if the dough is too sticky.

Depending on how high you want your biscuits, you can get six or 12 out of this recipe.  Place biscuits just touching each other, on a greased baking sheet or use parchment paper and bake for 15-18 minutes, depending on your oven.  Tops should be golden brown.