I love, love, love biscuits…. I grew up on biscuits in Kentucky so now that I live in Canada it’s a rare treat to get some real country biscuits…. plus they are so not figure friendly…

I’ve been really craving some good country biscuits and they just can’t be found…not a Cracker Barrel or biscuit pro in sight for like 600 miles!

Tonight I just couldn’t take it any more… I was fixing ham and mashed potatoes and I just HAD TO HAVE SOME FLUFFY COUNTRY BISCUITS… so I pulled out my trusty Better Homes and Gardens cookbook from the cupboard and found a recipe that seems within my skill range…. viola! Fantastic fully country biscuits in no time flat! There were really awesome but also really fattening so only make them on special occasions if you can!

Pg. 69, “Better Homes and Gardens – New Cook Book”

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening (I used super cold butter, cut into bits instead)
  • 2/3 cup milk

Stir together flour, baking powder, sugar, cream of tartar, and salt. Cut in shortening till mixture resembles coarse crumbs. (I used a food processor to do this – worked wonderfully!) Make a well in the center; add milk all at once. Stir just till dough clings together. Knead gently on a lightly floured surface for 10 to 12 strokes. Roll or pat to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut with a 2 -1/2 inch biscuit cutter, dipping cutter in flour between cuts. Transfer to an ungreased baking sheet. Bake in a 450F oven for 10 to 12 minutes or till golden. Serve warm. Makes 10 to 12 biscuits.


I’ve heard you can make the dough ahead of time and form the biscuits and freeze on a baking sheet, then put into container and freeze for up to 1 month…. I’m going to give that a try next time! 🙂