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Thursday, June 4, 2009


Mmm...Biscuits! Biscuits and butter, biscuits with jam, biscuits drizzled with honey, biscuits smothered in gravy, biscuits layered with whipped cream and berries...no matter how you serve them, there's nothing better than hot fluffy biscuits!

Mama's Biscuits

2 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1 egg, unbeaten
2/3 cup milk

Sift flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, and cream of tartar into a bowl. Add shortening and cut into flour mixture with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Pour the milk into flour mixture and add egg. Stir until dough pulls away from side of the bowl. Turn out onto lightly dusted board and carefully knead four times (do not over knead). Pat dough to 1 inch thick. Cut with biscuit cutter and bake at 425 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.


Jocelyn said...

Oh NO! I am trying to Lose weight. These are going to put the pounds on :-(

Barb said...

Oh man, I want one right now, PLEASE!! Thank you for the recipe, they are meant for a Saturday in the kitchen!

Jean said...

Yummmmmmy!!! I want one!

Jackie's Stitches said...

Can I say that I think I just licked the screen?

Those look scrumptious!

Khris said...

yummmmm....here in Oz they are called Scones...but ohh so yummy with real butter, strawberry jam and whipped cream....OMG....not even going to think about it...hugs Khris

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