4 call purpose flour
2 tspbaking soda
4 tspcream of tartar
2 cpowdered milk not mixed with liquid
1 largeshortening, size of jumbo egg
1-2 can(s)evaporated milk, canned
How to Make Maddy's Biscuits
- Sift all dry ingredients together. Add shortening, use pastry blender or 2 knives and cut into pea sized pieces.Add canned milk 1 can at a time. Mix till moistened. Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Knead 4-6 times. Flatten out by hand or use rolling pin 1 inch+. Cut with biscuit cutter or use an empty veggie can with both ends removed. Maddy always did. I still do. Place on baking sheet and preheat oven to 450 degrees. When full sheet of biscuits, top with knife a dab of crisco/shortening or butter/margarine. Bake 10 minutes. Let stand in oven as it cools for 3 minutes more. Watch out for burning. Remove from oven and place a dish towel over top to keep warm for your meal. Great warmed up with jelly/jam on top for breakfast too. I also butter them and place them in a skillet to brown them and have for breakfast.
- Variations: add 3 oz.cream cheese when you add shortening.
Add 1/2-2/3 cup sugar to dry ingredients then after dough is mixed, stir in 1 cup blueberries. Excellant.