Our Family Biscuits

Our Family Biscuits Recipe

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Vicki Madden


These are the most light, and taste biscuits I have ever eaten. Everyone loves them and they are great on top of one of our favorite dishes, Chicken n Biscuits. The secret is in the cream of tarter. I think I got this recipe from my late mother in law, Jean. She was a true country cook!


★★★★★ 1 vote

Depends on how many biscuits a person takes and the size of the biscuit cutter, but about 12-15.
10 Min
15 Min


  • 2 c
  • 4 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    cream of tarter
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/2 c
    shortening ( liquid)
  • 1
  • 2/3 c

How to Make Our Family Biscuits


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Mix flour, baking powder, cream of tarter, salt and sugar (use fork). Make a center hole in these dry ingredients. Add shortening, egg and milk. Gently mix and pour onto a floured counter. Add just enough flour to make a smooth ball. Roll out and cut into biscuits. Bake for 15 minutes. Please check for golden brown look!

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About Our Family Biscuits

Course/Dish: Biscuits
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #Breads

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