Mile High Biscuits

Mile High Biscuits

Ready in 45 minutes

Grandmother's Best !!

"I'm giving this one four stars because I liked the way the egg produced a brown and crisp texture. What I'd like to see more on BigOven are recipes that reveal more technique. For instance, the dough in this recipe is sticky when ingredients are combined. If I didn't know that I'm supposed to dip my hands in flour, I'd have a tough time shaping the biscuits and probably end up with over kneaded biscuits. "

- digi

Top-ranked recipe named "Mile High Biscuits"

3.9 avg, 8 review(s) 75% would make again

Ingredients

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3 cups All purpose flour
2 Tablespoons Sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder; plus 1 1/2 teaspoons
3/4 teaspoon Cream of tartar
3/4 teaspoon Salt
3/4 cup Shortening
1 beaten Egg
3/4 cup milk

Original recipe makes 12

biscuits  

Preparation

Combine first five ingredients, mixing well; cut in shortening with a

pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal.

Combine egg and milk, add to flour mixture, stirring until dry ingredients are moistened.

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead 8 or 10 times.

Roll dough to 1-inch thickness; cut with a 2 1/2 inch biscuit cutter.

Place biscuits on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes.

Contributor: Virginia Gentry

Yield: 12 biscuits

Notes

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gabbes 3 years ago
Dry n not flaky at all. What's pictured couldnt be this recipe. Were a little on the 'hard' side.
jerlady 3 years ago
I would definetly make this recipe again deeeelicious!
b.acquanetta55 4 years ago
I made these exactly as directed to a 'T' and they came out hard as rocks. I kept my eyes on them in the oven and even took them out as they turned light brown. I threw them out to the birds outdoors and even they won't eat them. I'm very disappointed in this recipe. I found a much nicer recipe now and i just made them and I am extrememly satisfied with them.
bonniebear 5 years ago
even the raw dough is good
Lilbama 7 years ago
I'm giving this one four stars because I liked the way the egg produced a brown and crisp texture. What I'd like to see more on BigOven are recipes that reveal more technique. For instance, the dough in this recipe is sticky when ingredients are combined. If I didn't know that I'm supposed to dip my hands in flour, I'd have a tough time shaping the biscuits and probably end up with over kneaded biscuits.
digi 8 years ago
These were especially good with a pattie of spicy pork sausage. They make a 'one handed' breakfast for those on-the-go mornings.
promfh 8 years ago
Memories are made of these! [I posted this recipe.]
webtexan 8 years ago
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