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Homemade Biscuits Recipe

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This recipe for Homemade Biscuits, by , is from Cooking With The Cousins, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Mae Philpot Bundy
Added: Sunday, May 4, 2008


2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 c. buttermilk
1/3 c. shortening

sifted all-purpose flour (amount not indicated, but probably 4 cups. You will not use all of it. Some will be left in your bowl to be used later.)


Sift flour into bowl and make a well and add all other ingredients. Use enough flour to make a stiff dough.

Roll out on a floured board and cut with biscuit cutter.

Bake at 450 for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.

Note from Sandra Owen:
Mom Bundy (Grandmother, but my brother and I called her Mom) wrote that she had to make double this recipe or more when all of her girls and boys were home. She sifted the flour into a wooden dough bowl and then added other ingredients and mixed with her hands.

It was amazing to watch her fingers fly as she worked. When the cutting was finished, there was leftover dough that was made into unusual shapes and Papaw Bundy called them catheads!

Several generations of Bundys enjoyed watching her make the biscuits, and really enjoyed eating them with homemade butter, jam, or molasses. Many of us share memories of making those treats on the Bundy farm as well.




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