Stovetop Biscuits

Stovetop Biscuits

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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


  • 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


  1. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
  2. Add lard and mix in with fingers until mixture is mealy.
  3. Add milk and mix until smooth dough forms.
  4. Divide dough in half and work each half into 6 balls. Flatten balls to about 1/4 thick.
  5. Melt one or two tablespoons lard in a medium cast iron skillet over medium-low heat.
  6. Working 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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