Country Biscuits

Once you try this recipe, you may never go back to canned biscuits. All three of my daughters have made these biscuits for the county fair and received purple ribbons.

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

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, sugar, cream of tartar and salt. Cut in shortening until it resembles coarse crumbs. In small bowl, beat egg and milk lightly. Add egg mixture to flour ingredients. Turn out on floured surface and knead 10-15 times. Roll out 1/2 - 1" thick and cut with biscuit cutter. Place in 11x14" greased baking pan and bake till golden brown 10 -12 minutes. Makes 24 biscuits. Serve with jelly and/or sausage gravy. They are especially good with Venison Stew.
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  1. Anonymous5/07/2012

    Is it possible to make these and freeze them - either prior to baking, or after baking - for quick use? (Like you can get the frozen kind in bags at the grocery store). If so, which works better? Thanks!

  2. Hi there. I haven't done this, although I think it could be done quite successfully. I would go with making them and freezing them before baking. Then just go from freezer to oven, like you do with store bought brands. If you try this, please let me know how it goes! Thanks.