cat-head, cat-head biscuit noun A large biscuit.
1960 Hall Smoky Mt Folklore 7 It was a novel experience to eat “cat heads” (biscuits) or corn pone three times a day. 1975 Jackson Unusual Words 156 Biscuits were often called catheads, and eggs were hen fruit. 1991 Weals Last Train 56 His biscuits were what Mary called cat-head biscuits because of their size, cut from dough with the end of an empty tin can. 1994 Huskey County Squire 26 We had plenty of biscuits. Mother would make them so big! When they were that size, the folks in the mountains called them “cat heads.”
A month or so ago Jeanne, a Blind Pig reader, asked about cat head biscuits. It took me this long to get a photo of one, because I prefer my biscuits on the smaller side. The outside of the biscuit is by far my favorite part and cat heads can be doughy on the inside because of their size. Granny didn’t make cat head size biscuits nor did Granny Gazzie, but it is a term I’ve often heard to describe large biscuits.