The traditional Southern cuisine in Ethel Ann's house was provided by African-American, Sennie Mae Allen, who cared for her children for most of their lives. Sennie Mae is the one who taught everyone to make biscuits, cutting lard into flour, using the same wooden bowl.
In the beginning days of our bakery, we made biscuits by the dozen for our farmers' market customers.
For our new wholesale bakery, we had hoped to be able to create a biscuit that could be shipped but alas, we discovered that our biscuits -- well, let's just say the results weren't promising. In trials, our friends all over the country got packages of very terrible biscuits.
So there hasn't been a biscuit on our new menu. Talk about disappointed. Our baker even went all the way to Marion, Alabama to spend a day with the master himself, award-winning chef, Scott Peacock. He's one of our Southern Food Gods.
Since we've transitioned to online sales, we thought our local customers deserve some delectable and authentic buttermilk biscuits -- and that's why we've created our [virus friendly] Ethel Ann's "No Contact" Biscuit Convocation.
Every Thursday is Biscuit Day at Ethel Ann's and that means you can pick up a dozen right on Madison's east side.
Choose your date and choose your flavor. Every order includes a dozen frozen biscuits of your choice: Classic, Cheddar, or Parmesan/ Garlic.
Every order can be picked up between 3 pm and 5 pm on that Thursday [we can negotiate if that time doesn't work for you]. Yours will be waiting for you on the porch with your name on them.
Each dozen comes with detailed baking directions and the story of their origin. You can thaw them and bake them that night or throw them in the freezer and bake them whenever you like. Space is very limited.