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Applesauce Biscuits

  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3 tbsp cold shortening
  • 1/2 cup tart applesauce
  • 1/4 cup thick sour cream
  • 1/2 cup grated American cheese

Sift flour, baking powder, soda and salt together.

Cut in shortening.

Combine egg, applesauce and sour cream.

Add to sifted dry ingredients, mix quickly, turn out onto a floured board and knead lightly for a few seconds.

Roll out to 1/2-inch thickness.

Cut into 2 inch biscuits and place on baking sheet sprinkled with grated cheese. Bake in hot oven (400 degrees F) 15 minutes.

Bran Biscuits

  • 3/4 cup sifted flour
  • 1 cup bran
  • 2-1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup cold shortening
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup milk

Combine dry ingredients and mix together thoroughly.

Cut in shortening; add enough milk to make a soft dough.

Roll out 1/2-inch thick on lightly floured board, cut into rounds with a floured cutter and place on greased baking sheet.

Bake in hot oven (400 degrees F) 15 minutes.

Camp Biscuits

  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 3-3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp cold shortening
  • 3/4 cup dry milk

Sift flour, baking powder and salt together.

Cut in shortening, stir in milk quickly and knead lightly for a few seconds, using as little flour as possible on board.

Roll to 1/4-inch thickness and cut with floured 2-1/2 inch cutter.

Cook in lightly greased hot skillet over very low heat until biscuits are brown on underside and raised to height of 1 inch.

Turn and brown on other side.

Lemon Tea Biscuits

  • 4 cups sifted flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup cold shortening
  • 6 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup milk

Mix and sift dry ingredients.

Cut in shortening with 2 knives or pastry blender.

Stir lemon juice into milk and add quickly to flour mixture, using only enough to make a soft dough.

Knead slightly on lightly floured board.

Roll 1/2-inch thick and cut with floured cutter.

Place on ungreased baking sheet and bake in very hot oven (450 degrees F) 15 minutes.

Potato Biscuits

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 4 tsp. baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 4 Tbsp. shortening
  • 1/2 cup cold mashed sweet or white potato
  • 1/2 cup milk

Sift together flour, baking powder and salt.

Add shortening and potato, mixing in with the dry ingredients.

Add milk to make soft dough.

Roll or pat out with hands on floured board to about 1/3 inch thick; cut with small cutter; bake on greased pan in hot oven (475 degrees F.) 15 minutes.

Makes 16 biscuits.

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