Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Country Biscuits

by Linda Foster~~PrairieRose

This  is a recipe I have used for 40 years~~makes your mouth water to just smell them baking!

2 c. flour
4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
2 tsp. sugar
1/2 c. shortening
2/3 c. milk

Sift together all dry ingredients. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender or two knives until it looks like coarse crumbs. Pour milk in all at once. Mix quickly with a fork until dough follows around the bowl. Do not over mix! Dough will be sticky. Dump dough out onto a well floured board and knead lightly 6 to 10 times and dough is smooth. You may have to add a bit more flour to keep dough from sticking. Roll or pat out to 1/2 in. thickness and cut out. Place biscuits in a 9"sq. or 8-9" round cake pan to bake. Bake at 425 deg. for 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and place in your prettiest calico lines basket and serve with lots of butter and strawberry jam! Makes 12 biscuits.  Enjoy!   Can also be served with Sausage or Bacon Gravy for a genuine county breakfast! I usually double the recipe when serving with gravy.Yumm!

Country Roll-ups
Roll dough out into a rectangle, 1/4" thick. Spread with butter, sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Roll up starting with the long side like for Cinnamon Rolls. Slice 1" thick and place in 9" baking pan. Sprinkle tops with cinnamon a sugar mixture and let set for a min. or two. Bake as for biscuits ( may take a few minutes longer). Delicious for breakfast, or after school treat, or anytime!

Chuckwagon Wheels:
Roll out as for the cinnamon rolls. Spread one can of Roast Beef Hash over the dough.Sprinkle with shredded cheddar if desired. Roll up and slice 1 in. thick.  Bake same as above. Serve with white gravy. A real man pleaser!


  1. Linda, Nice! If only I could get you to bake 'em for me too. LOL. Thanks! Carol

  2. This is wonderful I love to cook! I love the old recipes from the past! YEA! This site is great Kim did a great job on this!


  3. Oh!! I love this recipe blog! And....YUM! homemade biscuits, I will definitely be giving these a tryout. Thanks for sharing your recipe, Linda :o)
    Smiles, Karen

  4. I just found your site and can't wait to try these biscuits.

  5. Hi I've just found your site and gosh what wonderul recipes. Can't wait to try them, only one question what flour would you use in the above please? We, have plain, selfraising, bread flour, these are the whites of course.

    Peg x

  6. Peg--just use plain flour for the biscuits.Bread flour has too much gluten, self rising flour has soda & baking powder in it--won't work with this recipe.

  7. I was so excited to find your blog. I have never had a good biscuit recipe. Thank you!