Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Recipe from the favorite cookbook of Edith Roosevelt, wife of President Theodore Roosevelt.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Thoroughly mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or two knives until particles are the size of rice kernels. Stir in currants.
  2. Add the milk and stir with a fork only until a soft dough is formed.
  3. Shape dough lightly into a ball and roll out 1/2 inch thick on a lightly floured surface. Cut into rounds with a 2-inch cutter. Place on ungreased baking sheet.
  4. Bake at 450 for 12 to 15 minutes. About 1 1/2 dozen biscuits.
  5. Culinary Arts Institute Canadian Family Cookbook.

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