Baking Powder Biscuits

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Appears in

The Settlement Cook Book

By Lizzie Black Kander

Published 1903

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  • 2 cups flour
  • ¾ to 1 cup milk, or water
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • ½ teaspoon salt


Sift the dry ingredients together. Rub the butter into the flour with the tips of the fingers. Mix the milk into the flour with a knife adding the milk gradually until as soft as can be handled easily. Put it on a floured board and roll until ½ inch thick. Cut in small rounds and bake in hot oven 10 to 15 minutes.

Use as little flour as possible on the board when shaping the dough.