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Cook Time 10 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 16


  • 2 cups  unbleached flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp cream of tarter
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • ½ cup shortening.


  • Preheat oven to 450° F.
  • Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, cream of tartar, and sugar. Cut in shortening until dry ingredients resembles cornmeal. Try not to over work.
  • Make a well in the center of the flour mixture, add milk and stir quickly. Turn dough onto a lightly floured board and knead gently 10 – 12 times. Roll to ½ inch thickness and cut with 2-inch biscuit cutter (a canning jar lid will work in a pinch, so will a can open at both ends).
  • Brush tops with milk or cream and bake on ungreased sheet for 10 minutes or until light brown on top and bottom.
  • Serve hot with butter, jam or honey.
Keyword vegetarian
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