Made-from-Scratch Biscuits

Scrumptious recipe for old-fashioned biscuits

Rebekah spotted this recipe for old-fashioned. made-from-scratch biscuits on the back of a can of Clabber Girl baking powder and decided to give it a try.

They turned out great — especially topped with sweet cream butter and strawberry preserves — so I wanted to share the recipe here.

I hope you’ll enjoy making (and eating) these mouthwatering biscuits as much as we did.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/3 cup of shortening
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon of butter, softened

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Preheat oven to 475 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl stir together flour, baking powder, and salt.

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Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Make a well in the center of the flour mixture, add milk all at once.

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Stir just until moistened and dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl.

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On a floured surface, lightly knead dough with floured hands for 30 seconds or until nearly smooth.

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Roll lightly to a 3/4-inch thickness.

Recipe for scrumptious homemade biscuits

Cut dough with a 2 1/2-inch biscuit cutter (my grandmother always used a recycled tin-can for this purpose, from which both ends had been cut with a can opener). Dip the cutter into flour between cuts to keep dough from sticking to it.

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Place biscuits close together on a lightly greased baking sheet. Brush tops with melted butter, then bake in a 475° oven for 11 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.

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Makes about 8 – 10 biscuits. We double or triple the recipe for our big family. They’re delicious!

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