This is a basic recipe, without sugar.
|2 c flour,
|1 T baking
3/4 c milk
|1 t salt
oven to 375°F.
dry ingredients together. Cut in shortening until mixture has
texture of corn meal. Add in 2/3 c of the milk and stir quickly
to make a soft dough, not sticky. If dough is too stiff, stir
in remainder of the milk. Turn dough onto floured surface and
knead about 10 times. Roll out to 1/2 to 3/4 inch thickness, and
cut into rounds. Place 1 inch apart for crusty biscuits, and closer
together for softer biscuits. Repeat with remaining dough: press
together, roll out and cut. Bake for about 12 to 15 minutes or
Shank, Dorothy E., Natalie K. Fitch, and Pauline A. Chapman. Guide
to Modern Meals.
St. Louis: McGraw, 1964. This
version was an old high school textbook given to me
by an aunt.
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