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“An American-style biscuit (not a cookie!). These MUST go into the oven quickly. Do not let them sit and rise or they will not bake evenly or hold their shape. Serve with butter for breakfast or with apricot jam and whipped cream for dessert.”
8-10 biscuits

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 450.
  2. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and spices in a large bowl.
  3. Cut cold butter into small pieces and cut into flour until it is in small crumbs.
  4. Add shortening and cut it in well.
  5. In a small bowl, put 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons whipping cream and molasses. Mix well.
  6. Stir cream/molasses mixture into flour mixture and shape into a loose ball.
  7. Pour dough onto a floured board and shape into a think patty - about 1/2 inch thick.
  8. Cut dough into biscuits. Place biscuits on a lined baking sheet.
  9. Brush biscuits with remaining cream and sprinkle with coarse sugar or vanilla sugar.
  10. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until lightly browned and a toothpick in the center comes out clean.
  11. Cool biscuits slightly on a rack for a few minutes but serve while still warm.
  12. Serve split, with a dollop of jam in the middle and whipped cream on top.

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