Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins
This recipe was given out in the 1930s - My mother in law received it from her mother who got it on a recipe card that was a premium when she signed up for her first life insurance policy! It is a pretty standard biscuit recipe, but I'm retaining it for it's vintage value.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 cup lard or 1⁄4 cup shortening
- 3⁄4 cup milk
- Preheat oven to 425°F.
- Sift together dry ingredients.
- Blend in lard with pastry blender or with finger tips. Mixture should resemble coarse cornmeal.
- Add enough milk to make a soft dough which can be handled, stirring with a fork.
- Turn out onto slightly floured board and knead for about 1/2 a minute.
- Roll or pat into 1/2 inch thickness.
- Cut with 2 inch floured biscuit cutter or glass.
- Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for 12-15 minutes.