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“From "Country Fair Cookbook" which has blue ribbon winning recipes from all over America prior to 1975.”
READY IN:
35mins
SERVES:
8
YIELD:
16 biscuits
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).
  2. Sift flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together.
  3. Cut in shortening with pastry cutter or two knives (or just rub in with fingers)until it resembles a course meal.
  4. Combine egg and milk.
  5. Add this to the flour mixture all at once, stirring just enough with fork to make a soft dough that sticks together.
  6. Knead lightly 15 times on a lightly floured surface.
  7. Roll to 3/4" (2cm) thickness and cut with 2" (5cm) cutter, placing 1" (2.5cm) apart on ungreased baking sheet.
  8. Bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Serve immediately.

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