Stovetop Biscuits

Stovetop Biscuits Recipe

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Karen Feinen


Adapted from My Prairie Cookbook: Memories and Frontier Food From My Little House To Yours by Melissa Gilbert


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12 biscuits
15 Min
25 Min
Stove Top


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2 c
all purpose flour
4 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
1/4 c
cold lard or vegetable shortening, cut into bits, plus more for skillet
1 c

How to Make Stovetop Biscuits


  • 1Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
  • 2Add lard and mix in with fingers until mixture is mealy.
  • 3Add milk and mix until smooth dough forms.
  • 4Divide dough in half and work each half into 6 balls. Flatten balls to about 1/4 thick.
  • 5Melt one or two tablespoons lard in a medium cast iron skillet over medium-low heat.
  • 6Working in 2 batches, add first 6 pieces of dough to skillet and fry until brown, about 6 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels and repeat with second batch.

    Serve with Sausage Gravy. Stovetop Biscuits with Sausage Gravy

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About Stovetop Biscuits

Course/Dish: Biscuits
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Kosher, Soy Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom

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