Baking-Powder Biscuits (Pre-1940)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

This recipe included in my "Grandma's Wartime Edition" Cookbook.


  1. Mix and sift dry ingredients.
  2. Rub in fat with tips of fingers.
  3. Add milk granually to make a soft dough use a knife in mixing.
  4. Toss on a well floured board.
  5. Pat and roll out to 1 inch thickness.
  6. Cut with biscuit cutter rolled in flour.
  7. Place close together on an oiled pan.
  8. Bake in a hot oven 450 degrees 10-15 minutes.
Most Helpful

not bad at all :) will be making these again :) thanks for posting

DarksLight September 06, 2008

I made these as part of mine and SO's dinner and also for "Flour Power Challenge April 2008". The biscuits were light and fluffy.And as Elly in Canada said "Basic and Simple recipes are the best ".These baked up very well in about 15 minutes in my oven.Thanks for posting, and "Keep Smiling :)"

Chef shapeweaver � April 24, 2008

I love these old-time recipes! Always basic and very simple, I used shortening in the dough; and baked them for about 12 minutes. Nice hot with butter and jam!

Elly in Canada April 22, 2008