Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

My mother-in-law made the best biscuits in the world. I tried to make them like hers but failed. I tried many recipes and this is the one I came up with about 30 years ago. It is as close to hers as I can get. Even my husband says they are like hers.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put the first 5 ingredients in a bowl and mix.
  2. Cut in with a pastry blended the shorening till it resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Add the milk all at once and stir only until the dough follows the fork around the bowl.
  4. Turn out lightly on floured surface and gently knead to pull together about 1/2 minute.
  5. Pat or roll 1/2" thick; cut with biscuit cutter.
  6. Bake on ungreased sheet at 450 degrees for 10-12 minutes.


Most Helpful

I am so delighted to find this recipe! I made this for "Zaar Challenge: Name Game" - I chose this recipe in memory of my dear Grandmother, Mimi. Her biscuits tasted JUST LIKE THESE and I have never been able to replicate hers until now! Fantastic and easy recipe, which I will make again and again. (-: Thanks for posting! Sorry...I can't find my camera or I would share photos...maybe the next batch. This one won't last long. (-;

A Good Thing July 21, 2008

These are okay as biscuits go. I keep trying to find a light and fluffy biscuit, and this wasn't what I was looking for-but weren't bad at all.

JohnsCutie April 21, 2007

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