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bonnie's old fashioned biscuits

Recipe by
BonniE !
Cottonwood, CA

This Old Fashioned Biscuit recipe makes 6 nice tall and flaky biscuits. Hubby likes a biscuit that is not doughy, and this one is perfectly done in the middle. Perfect with gravy or butter and blackberry jam. Excellent with stew or soup. Makes a great breakfast sandwich, too! Hope you enjoy this recipe!

yield 6 Biscuits -- This recipe may be doubled for larger servings.
prep time 5 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For bonnie's old fashioned biscuits

  • 1 1/2
    cups all-purpose organic flour
  • 1/4
    teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2
    teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2
    tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2
    teaspoon salt
  • 2/3
    cup ice cold grated butter stored in the freezer
  • 1
    large egg
  • 1/2
    cup ice cold buttermilk or a little more if needed

How To Make bonnie's old fashioned biscuits

  • 1
    Before you begin, make sure all ingredients are ice cold, and make the biscuits quickly and get them into the oven before they heat up. That is the secret of a tall and flaky biscuit. Of course, not handling them too much and the addition of cream of tartar is important, too. I use a parchment lined 9X13 metal baking pan for my biscuits. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Bake about 15 minutes until golden brown or a little darker, like mine. This recipe makes 6 large biscuits.
  • They don’t last long!
    # Flour a cutting board. # Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. # Mix the egg with the buttermilk in a small bowl, and keep it in the fridge. # Use a pastry cutter to cut the ice cold grated butter into the dry ingredients until it is the size of a pea. You will see little "peas" of butter in the flour. (just like you do when making pie crusts) # Now add the cold milk and egg mixture to the flour and butter. # Gently mix it quickly with a wooden spoon, (over handling makes biscuits tough.) # Turn out on the floured cutting board, and flour your hands. # Knead lightly, and pat the dough with your hands to a thickness of one inch. # Cut with a large biscuit cutter. # Place biscuits in the parchment lined pan. Bake about 15 minutes in the hot oven, and brush tops with butter before serving. Enjoy!