Baking Powder Biscuits

Lyn Starr


Oh my gosh!!! I found my handwritten recipe from junior high school with all of the variations!!! I still make these today over 55 years. oops that is old!


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yields 16 medium biscuits
5 Min
10 Min


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2 c
all purpose flour, sifted
4 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
2 tsp
1/2 c
2/3 c



1/2 c
(about 6 strips) add crisped cooked bacon to flour and shortening mixture


3/4 c
sharp cheddar cheese, grated to flour and shortening mixture


liquid with orange juice. before baking sprinkle with orange sugar (1 tsp grated orange rind with 1/4 c sugar)



How to Make Baking Powder Biscuits


  • 1Preheat oven to 450. Bake 10 to 15 minutes
  • 2Combine dry ingredients. Cut in shortening 'till size of course crumbs. (add bacon or cheese if desired). Add milk (1/2 orange juice and 1/2 milk, if making orange buscuits) ALL AT ONCE. Stir 'till dough follows fork around bowl. Knead 15 sec. *Pat or roll to 1/2" thick (add orange sugar if desired). Cut. (I had a buscuit cutter, uptown!!) or with a glass turned upside down). Bake as above.
  • 3*BUTTERSCOTCH: Roll out to 1/8" thick, brush with melted butter, sprinkle with brown sugar, cinnamon and chopped nuts (and raisins if desired). Roll as for jelly roll. Slice 1/2 thick, place on cookie sheet. Bake as above. Watch so they don't burn!
  • 4*ICING: 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 TBSP milk, 1 TBSP vanilla. Mix until smooth. Ice buscuits...YUMMM

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