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Old Fashioned Biscuits


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  • 2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp. Clabber Girl Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. butter softened (may substitute margarine)
  • 3/4 c. milk
  • 1/3 c. shortening


In a medium mixing bowl stir together flour, Clabber Girl Baking Powder, and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening till mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Add the milk all at once. Using a fork, stir just till moistened and dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl (dough will be sticky).

On a floured surface, lightly knead dough with floured hands for 30 seconds or till nearly smooth. Lightly roll dough to 3/4-inch thickness. Cut dough with a 2 1/2-inch biscuit cutter, dipping cutter into flour between cuts.

Place biscuits close together on a lightly greased baking sheet. Brush tops with soft margarine. Bake in a 475° oven for 11 to 15 minutes or till golden brown. Serve warm.

Makes 8-10 biscuits.