Monday, October 25, 2021

My Favorite Biscuit Recipe


As per request by Bless, here it the biscuit recipe that I have used for years and have never had a bad with it.  It is from an old Farmer's Almanac Cook Book from 1959 (if I am reading the roman numerals correctly).  Here it is:

Sift together 2 cups sifted flour, 1 teaspoon sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 3 teaspoons baking powder.  Add 4 tablespoons liquid shortening mixed together with 3/4 cup milk.  Mix to a soft dough.  Pat down on a lightly floured board and roll to 1/4 inch thick (I just pat it down to that thickness). Cut with a small biscuit cutter (or just make a large rectangle shape with the dough and then cut it with a pizza cutter to make life faster and easier) and place on an ungreased baking sheet.  Bake 10-12 minutes at 500 degrees Fahrenheit.

My notes are in parenthesis and I also double this recipe when I make it to get the amount you see in the picture above.  These have always been a huge hit with our entire family.


  1. They look good. I love homemade biscuits

  2. Thank you, Debbie! A couple of questions - liquid shortening... do you melt something like Crisco? Or, can you use oil or melted butter? Thanks!

    1. You are very welcome Bless! I use vegetable oil.

    2. Thank you! Will be trying this soon!

  3. Vegetable Oil? Wow--that will be so much easier than trying to knead cold butter through the flour! Your biscuits look gorgeous--can't wait to try this recipe!

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