Metropolitan Life Baking Powder Biscuits

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Recipe by ThatCaptJim

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Sift together dry ingredients.
  3. Blend in lard with pastry blender or with finger tips. Mixture should resemble coarse cornmeal.
  4. Add enough milk to make a soft dough which can be handled, stirring with a fork.
  5. Turn out onto slightly floured board and knead for about 1/2 a minute.
  6. Roll or pat into 1/2 inch thickness.
  7. Cut with 2 inch floured biscuit cutter or glass.
  8. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for 12-15 minutes.

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