"As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy, and to make plans."--Ernest Hemingway

Mom's Baking Powder Biscuits Recipe

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Donna Oliver


3 cups flour
cup sugar
3 tsp Baking Powder
2 tsp Cream of Tartar
1tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp salt
cup shortening
1 cups milk

Mix well together the - flour, sugar, baking powder, cream of tarter, baking soda and salt.

Cut in the shortening until fine granules.
Gradually add the 1 milk and stir with a fork until batter is in a single lump.

Kneed the biscuits on a flour based counter.

Roll or pat the dough until approximately 1 inch thickness.

Cut the dough with a cutter or a glass the size you want the biscuits to be.

Place biscuits on a cookie sheet (touching or very close together - whatever you prefer).

NB: I also let them rest there for awhile before putting them in the pre-heated 400 oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
1 dozen+




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