Mom's Biscuits Recipe

By wmburke
Difficulty: Hard | Total Time: 45 minutes | Active Time: | Makes: 12 biscuits

This is how biscuits are supposed to be. Of course, that doesn’t mean they always turn out like mom makes them – there is a skill to it that I’m still developing.

  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 t baking powder
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/2 t cream of tarter
  • 2 t sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2/3 cup milk or cream
  1. Mix dry ingredients together.
  2. Cut in shortening until coarse crumbs.
  3. Stir in milk all at once. Knead for 30 seconds (as little as possible).
  4. Roll out, cut. Place on cookie sheet.
    Can brush melted butter on tops before baking.
  5. Bake 450 ° for 10-12 minutes.

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