White Lily Flour Accolade, An Offer and Shoppe Update!

I unabashedly recommend White Lily self rising flour for all your biscuit needs. Having said that, I cannot recommend it for things such as cookies, yeast breads ets.  But for a biscuit I have not found any better.  I want to now “put my money where my mouth is” so to speak.  I will happily do the legwork for the rest of you who cannot buy White Lily flour in your local grocery store.  Both my younger girls work at my local grocery and they happily started carrying White Lily just for me.  I would be happy to ask them to order me a couple of cases if any of you would like to buy it.  I have done a bit of cost anaysis for you and you can decide if it would be worth it.  The flour costs $3.75 for 5 pounds.  If you ordered two 5 pound bags and I flat rate shipped it via USPS your total cost per batch of biscuits (I get about 15-16) would be $1.68 or 11cents per biscuit.  If you think it is worth it, then email me privately and we will get on it!

Now having said all that! I will be offering the Biscuit 101 kit in my shoppe, beginning Thursday…okay that cat is out of the bag!  The booklet, pastry cloth, cutter and 2 # bag of flour will be in a kit – ready for gifting (or keeping 😉 ) and all components will be available separately as well – maybe even my once famous granola one day.  But the bigger bags of flour I will be happy to get for you on an individual basis as you need them.  All you have to do is ask.  Well, and pay for it of course 😉


The shoppe will not be on etsy at this time.  I still own my domain thesoapmaven and I will have a shoppe attached to that site.   Little does my oldest know, I need a banner made (ASAP- I know she has nothing better to do- HAHA) – she did such a great job on this one.  I will be offering, cookbooks, handmade aprons, coffees, baking kits…you know homekeeping/kitchen goodies!  The inventory will grow as I feel I can manage it.  This is my way of getting back to things.  Slow and steady!  But eventually I want it to be THE place to go for unique, useful homemaking items.  For now I am going to keep the name a secret…you will find that out when I post a link to the shoppe on Thursday.  I will take paypal or credit cards over the phone.  I won’t have a toll free because frankly almost everyone in the world has free long distance these days.  This is a bit of a change from my soap business which brought me the 60 hour a week work schedule and my kitchen being tied up constantly with soap stuff.

So there you have it.  I have been thinking about this for a while.  Why I can’t just keep house, teach kids and such I do not know.  I have always had my little “butter and egg” money and it is a hard habit to break.  I think it is a need for community connection of sorts…though the community is vastly different now with the internet!  And FYI, it seems I am getting back into baking for folks locally.  On a very small scale.  My first order is a Boston Cream Pie for my oldest and dearest customer from back in the day…like 30 years back!

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victoria s.

Susan, Can’t wait to see your new creativity and handcrafted products again!!!!

And… I am going to order your biscuit kit… really looking forward to making these!

P.S It is really humid here in Houston… will the flour work well here?

Victoria in Houston

Sounds great!!!

I can’t wait.


This is my first visit to your blog and what do I find but a fellow aficionado of White Lilly! It is not sold in my area so I am happy to find a source. Whenever we travel in the South we always bring some White Lilly back with us.

Riley 🙂

Congratulations! I can’t wait!


I know what you mean about the butter & egg money. Everytime I get some overtime I put the extra $ in an envelope for future things like Christmas and extra treats for my family..


I am looking forward to viewing the new shoppe and all the goodies.

YOU’RE THE SOAP MAVEN????!!!!! Mary Jane Butter’s friend???!!! How did I not figure this out???

I have visited your sites several times over the years, always enjoyed it. Late yesterday I found your comments about a biscuit making class, then located your recipe and instructions. Biscuits are something I always wanted to do but have never been good at, so I seldom make the effort. They always come out flat and hard as a brick ( well not that hard but awful) I decided I was going to make a run to the store for the items I did not have ( white lilly flour, buttermilk, lard etc) Mind you it’s late and time for me to begin cooking. I ran down to the Big Star here on Toledo Bend since it’s close. My daughter tossed in root beer and bottled water but I found no white lilly flour nor lard!
So, off to Many we go! I found it all there at Big Star. But came home late for starting supper. We had picked fresh greens and turnips from the garden and I’m telling you the biscuits turned out FANTASTIC! I only made 8 since I didn’t think even those would be eaten! ~LOL~ I had 2, DH had 4!
There were 2 left the next morning but DH had one of those, so left one for me! I popped it in the microwave, put in a little home made jelly…wow!
Needless to say, this recipe is a forever keeper and I can never thank you enough for this recipe and instructions!
My mom said to ask if you had a recipe for buttermilk cornbread. She said a friend of hers in Alexandria makes a great buttermilk cornbread but she keeps forgetting to ask for the recipe.