Sunday, May 18, 2014

Well, It's Not MY Grandma's

But it's somebody's.  My grandmother was from New Mexico.  I only met her twice, but I do remember the wonderful homemade tortillas she made.  My other grandmother died before I was born.  But no matter my lineage, I'm in love with a good homemade biscuit; and this is a really good biscuit.

Grandma's Baking Powder Biscuits


2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons white sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup vegetable shortening
1 egg
2/3 cup milk


Preheat an oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, cream of tartar, and salt into a bowl. Use a pastry cutter to chop vegetable shortening into the four mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. Whisk egg and milk together in a separate bowl, and slowly add milk mixture to flour mixture, stirring as you pour, until dough is moistened and well-mixed. Drop dough by spoonfuls onto an ungreased baking sheet.

Bake in the preheated oven until biscuits have risen and are golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes.

Source:, submitted by IMACOOKY1. You can find it here.

Notes: These really were so flaky and so easy. A good accompaniment to any of the soups on our blog.

1 comment:

  1. I will have to make these soon. They sound so good and easy!