What is the one thing you need with a pot roast cooked in the crock pot? Yes, it is homemade biscuits. You also need turnip greens in my opinion, but I realize that I may be in the minority on that one. Luckily, I was on the phone with my mom when I got the urge to try to make biscuits. Unfortunately, I did not have buttermilk, which seems to be required for absolutely every Southern dish. It's some sort of dairy conspiracy. So, I proceeded forth with skim milk. I mixed 1 cup of self rising flour, Martha White of course, with 1 tablespoon of Crisco shortening (I actually put a little more which I believe was a mistake), and some amount of skim milk. I kept referring to it as sweet milk, and I don't think my husband knew what that was initially. He's pretty smart, so he figured it out. I cooked the biscuits at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. They were little crunchy hockey pucks. That's not all bad, but I wouldn't call them the best biscuits in the world. I believe that I owe it to myself to actually drag myself to the grocery store and purchase buttermilk. I'm pretty sure that makes a big difference. I'll let you know how that turns out.