Grandma’s Biscuits

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There just something about biscuits and gravy that makes it a good morning. Grandma was the queen of biscuits and rolls and this is one of her easiest recipes. I always make these in a cast-iron skillet but you could easily make these in a regular baking pan.


  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup milk (diluted canned milk is okay)


Preheat oven to 375°F.

Blend flour, salt, and baking powder together in a large mixing bowl.

Mash in shortening with a fork until crumbly.

Add milk and stir just until the dough comes together, be careful not to overmix.

Turn dough out on a floured surface; knead a few times.

Gently pat or roll out until about ½ inch thick. Cut with a round cutter.

Place biscuits in a skillet, dutch oven, or baking pan at least ½ inch apart.

Bake for 20-22 minutes or until top is golden brown.


If you’re camping you can place these biscuits in a dutch oven, cover, and bury them in bright coals for 5-10 minutes until golden brown.

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