Abuelita goes viral with 4-ingredient biscuit recipe

Abuelita goes viral with 4-ingredient biscuit recipe

With the help of her grandson, this cute granny shared the videos of her family recipe as a special favor.

A cute granny who has never used a recipe or measured portions, has been baking fluffy biscuits since she was 12 years old. With the help from his grandson He was able to share how he does them on video, and has caused a sensation on social networks.

Pat Wilbanks is a old school cook, those that only look at the ingredients and use them “to trial and error”. For many users it was a way to refresh childhood memories, of how their mother or grandmothers cooked them, the nostalgia for homemade, simple and delicious breads. They write the same to him from California as from the United Kingdom.

The videos of Pat, inhabitant of emerged as a favor to a friend who used to bake her delicious biscuits when I was your neighbor and that now lives in a nursing home.

It was thanks to the friend asking Pat to share the recipe with her granddaughter, who with the help of an accomplice (her grandson Chris) published the three videos on Facebook, without thinking about how successful she would be. She I had no idea what it means to go viral, but she feels very grateful and happy to share her family recipe with others.

Here’s my recipe, hope it helps you!

Posted by Pat Wilbanks on Monday, June 22, 2020

The granny who lives in LaFayette (Georgia) cooking since childhood as his mother died when he was 11 years old and he often helped feed his 6 siblings. At home he cooked on a wood stove, he told Today.

Pat learned how to make these biscuits with four ingredients as well as others. recipes thanks to your husband’s grandmother. The classic cookie recipe consisted of lard, flour and cow’s whey, in its current recipe the ingredients have varied quite a bit.

Mom’s Biscuit Recipe


(8 pieces)

  • 1 1/2 cups yeast flour plus 1/3 cup sprinkle
  • 1/3 cup vegetable shortening (Crisco)
  • 1 cup buttermilk or a little less (fat-free doesn’t work well, according to Pat)
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons butter, melted (not margarine)


  1. Preheat oven to 425 ° F.
  2. Stir together well the flour, butter and buttermilk in a large bowl.
  3. Flour a cookie sheet or baking sheet, knead the mixture there and make a flat about 3/4 inch thick.
  4. Cut the round pieces with a mold and place them on a separate baking sheet.
  5. Top each cookie with a tablespoon of melted butter.
  6. Bake cookies for 13 minutes, 2 more minutes for a golden surface.

Enjoy them hot!


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