Baking Powder Biscuits

baking biscuits recipes

This is a recipe that a lot of people used in the Dirty 30's when they were struggling to survive the Great Depression.  Food was scarce and you used whatever ingredients you could find to make something to eat.  These biscuits can be made with common household products - flour, sugar, baking powder, margarine/lard, salt and water.  

RECIPE:

3 cups flour
6 level teaspoons of baking powder
3 teaspoons of sugar
3 level tablespoons of lard or shortening (ie: margarine)
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 - 1 1/2 cups of cold water (depends on the consistency of your dough)

Sift salt, baking powder, sugar and flour together.  Cut in the shortening until the mixture is like a fine powder.  Add the "cold" water little by little to make a soft dough that is still slightly tacky (sticky).  Roll out onto a floured board/mat.  Keep the dough between 3/4" and 1" in thickness.  Cut out biscuits (round cookie cutter/sealer lid/smaller drinking glass and bake at 450 degrees for 10 - 15 minutes.

Remove from oven, cut and add some butter and Tu-Bees Gourmet Honey.  You will love the flavour that melts in your mouth with these fluffy delicious biscuits.


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