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mother-in-law biscuits

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Stephanie Morris
Valley Springs, CA

These biscuits are big enough and good enough that even your Mother-in-Law will be happy!

(1 rating)
yield 8 -10
prep time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For mother-in-law biscuits

  • 1 pkg
    active dry yeast
  • 1/2
    warm water
  • 4 1/2 c
    self rising flour
  • 3 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/2 c
    melted shortning
  • 1 1/2 c
    milk or buttermilk

How To Make mother-in-law biscuits

  • 1
    In a small bowl or mug combine warm water and yeast with a tablespoon of sugar and set aside in a warm place.
  • 2
    In another bowl sift all dry ingredients together. Add yeast mixture, melted shortening and milk.
  • 3
    Mix just enough to form a soft dough, do not over mix.
  • 4
    Dump the dough mixture on a floured surface, do not knead but turn and flour both sides then roll out or pat out with your hands to about a 1" thickness.
  • 5
    Cut with a large biscuit cutter 2 1/2 - 3" in diameter.
  • 6
    Put on an ungreased cookie or baking sheet. You can make them touching or not.
  • 7
    Bake at 400F until browned, about 12 minutes.
  • 8
    Leftover biscuits can be frozen as they do freeze well.

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