Grandma’s Biscuits

My great-grandmother was a fantastic baker.  She was one of those people who always had something handy to offer if you just happened to stop by.  I don’t remember every eating biscuits at her house, but as a teen I used to love to look through her antique cookbooks and read the recipes.  This was one I found in her handwriting.

Now I make these biscuits for a special breakfast treat and, more often, to go with chicken pot pie soup (My Little Man’s favorite).  They’re not your typical Southern biscuit – but then, Grandma wasn’t Southern.  Instead, they have a distinctive taste and get golden and crisp on the outside, soft and flaky on the inside.  I hope you like these as much as we do!

Grandma's Biscuits
Yields 6
A yummy breakfast biscuit
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193 calories
35 g
9 g
4 g
5 g
2 g
80 g
411 g
2 g
0 g
1 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
80g
Yields
6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 193
Calories from Fat 31
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g
6%
Saturated Fat 2g
10%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 9mg
3%
Sodium 411mg
17%
Total Carbohydrates 35g
12%
Dietary Fiber 1g
5%
Sugars 2g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A
3%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
19%
Iron
4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 c. flour (both white and white-wheat work well - you can use either one)
  2. 4 T. softened butter
  3. 4 t. baking powder
  4. 3/4 c. milk
  5. 1 t. salt
Instructions
  1. Measure dry ingredients and stir together.
  2. Cut in the softened butter.
  3. Add the milk all at once.
  4. Stir rapidly for a few seconds, then turn out on a lightly floured board.
  5. Knead vigorously for 30 seconds.
  6. Pat or roll to 1/2" or 3/4" thickness.
  7. Cut out and place onto a greased cookie sheet.
  8. Bake at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes or until the tops begin to brown.
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calories
193
fat
4g
protein
5g
carbs
35g
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 My Big Helper now loves to eat these with our Crock pot apple butter on top.  As you can see above, we couldn’t let them alone long enough for pictures – this is the only one I could get!

 
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