Mother-in-Law Biscuits



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


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20 Min


  • 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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About Mother-in-Law Biscuits

Course/Dish: Biscuits
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American

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