Southern Gal Biscuits

Southern Gal Biscuits

"When I got married, I made sure to copy this recipe of my mom's. I'm glad I did...it's become one of my husband's favorites. We especially like to eat them smothered with homemade country sausage gravy."
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40 m servings
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Original recipe yields 12 servings

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  1. In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cream of tartar. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles fine crumbs. In a small bowl, beat egg and milk; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; roll to 1/2-in. thickness. Cut with a 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter. Bake at 400 degrees F for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.

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An elderly friend gave me this recipe when I got married, and they are the best biscuits I've ever had (and I'm picky). Use plenty of extra flour when rolling out to cut, because the dough is p...

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There is WAAAYYYY too much baking powder per how much flour and salt is in the recipe. 4 tsp?! Is that a typo? But going against my better judgement, I went ahead and made them as-is. The re...

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An elderly friend gave me this recipe when I got married, and they are the best biscuits I've ever had (and I'm picky). Use plenty of extra flour when rolling out to cut, because the dough is p...

This was a great recipe. Very soft, moist and delicious. It is so soft it would be tough to spread a stiff jelly on it, but thats fine with me, I like my biscuits moist. I never made it with the...

I used to make these biscuits all the time before we went wheat/dairy-free, and they were perfect every time--light, fluffy, and easy as pie to make on the spot. Now that I have to make them wi...

There is WAAAYYYY too much baking powder per how much flour and salt is in the recipe. 4 tsp?! Is that a typo? But going against my better judgement, I went ahead and made them as-is. The re...

Take your time with this recipe and you will be happy. Only used 1 & 1/2 T of sugar and 1/4 c shortening and 1/2 c butter. In food proc pulse dry items, then add butter/short, pulse until crumbl...

I just tried these biscuits and they are good. Don't spread the biscuits too thin otherwise you'll be eating crackers and don't handle it too much. If you stick with these tips I think you'll l...

I have never been able to make biscuits that could compete with my husbands grandmother...BUT, I have finally done it! This recipe makes an awesome biscuit.

I made this a little differently. I used self-rising flour, omited the sugar, baking powder, salt and cream of tartar. Everything else I kept the same. These were really tasty and easy to make...

Wow. Very light and tender biscuit. Moist too. I made these as drop biscuits. These tended to crumble though when I tried to split them open for putting butter or jelly, so not good for that and...

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