Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

I found this recipe in a cook book from the 1800 while trying to recreate my husband's grandmother's biscuits. DH say they are close enough for him.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Into 2 cups of sifted pastry flour, sift and mix one level teaspoon of salt and four level teaspoons baking powder.
  2. Chop in one level tablespoon chilled shortening or butter, wet to a stiff dough with about three-fourths cup milk or half water and half milk.
  3. Toss out on a floured board, pat it down and roll one-half inch thick. Cut into small rounds and bake in a hot oven (450° F).


Most Helpful

this makes 9 biscuits .baked for 15 minutes . don't worry that there is not to much oil these are very good .they rise wonderfully

Dienia B. March 24, 2012

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