debi's mile high biscuits

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Deborah McIntyre
from West Branch, MI

I love these biscuits! They're great on their own as your "bread" with a meal, with stews, or biscuits and gravy. They're moist, fluffy, and easy to make.

Ingredients For debi's mile high biscuits

  • 3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp
    sugar
  • 1T + 1 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp
    cream of tartar
  • 3/4 tsp
    salt
  • 3/4 c
    shortening
  • 1
    egg
  • 3/4 c
    milk
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How To Make debi's mile high biscuits

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Combine first 5 ingredients in a medium size bowl, and mix well with a fork or whisk.
  • 2
    Cut in shortening with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal.
  • 3
    Measure milk into a bowl. Add egg, and whisk until beaten together.
  • 4
    Add milk mixture to flour mixture, stirring with a spoon until dry ingredients are moistened.
  • 5
    Turn out dough onto a lightly floured board or countertop and knead 8-10 times. Roll or pat out dough to 1 inch thickness. Cut with a biscuit cutter (2 or 2 1/2 inches in diameter). Place biscuits on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes or till golden brown. This recipe makes about 15 biscuits.

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