Mile-high biscuits

Yield: 16 Servings

Measure Ingredient
3 cups Flour, Sifted
2 tablespoons Sugar
4½ teaspoon Baking Powder
¾ teaspoon Cream Of Tartar
¾ teaspoon Salt
¾ cup Vegetable Shortening
1 Egg, Beaten
¾ cup Milk

Preheat oven to 450F. In mixing bowl, sift together dry ingredients. Cut in shortening, until mixture resembles coarse meal.

In another bowl, combine egg and milk. Beat lightly with fork. Add to flour mixture all at once, stirring enough make soft dough.

Turn out onto floured board, knead 15 times. Roll out to 1" thickness. Cut into rounds. Place on ungreased baking sheet about 1" apart for browned sides. Place touching for soft sides. Bake 12-15 minutes, or until golden.

NOTE: These rise to great proportions. The Trick is the beaten egg. Source: Cooking in the New South by Anne Byrn Phillips. Published by Peachtree Publishers, Limited. ISBN: 0-931948-52-5 Recipe by: Cooking in the New South, Phillips.

Posted to EAT-L Digest 20 Jan 97 by Martha Sheppard <marthahs@...> on Jan 20, 1997.

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