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Submitted by: JustRightMenus

Servings: 8 biscuits

Categories: bread

From the kitchen of:

 Rachel Brown


 2 c flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 c shortening

3/4 c buttermilk or sour milk


Sour Milk
Put 1 TB vinegar or lemon juice into a one-cup measuring cup. Fill with milk or cream. Let stand a few minutes before using in the recipe. 


 Heat oven to 450°F.

Stir together dry ingredients then cut in the shortening (or use fingers like Mom).

Make a well in the middle; pour milk into it. Stir in milk to make a soft, puffy dough. It will gather up into a ball.

Round up the dough on a pastry cloth covered w/ a handful of flour. 

Bring up each corner of the material and press into the dough, one at a time. Knead a few more times just by hand. 

Sprinkle a bit of flour over the dough, then pat or roll dough to about 1/2 thick - about the height of the top joint of your pinky finger. Mom's are more like 3/4 thick though. 

Cut and place on an ungreased baking sheet. Put any thinner ones in the middle. Have sides slightly touching. 

Bake in the middle of the oven. If usign 2 pans, switch halfway through.

Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden.