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Flaky Home Ec Biscuits

on February 28, 2013


The recipe for these delicious biscuits can be traced back to high school Home Economics class in 1984-85.  This recipe is simple and quick enough to be prepared by high school freshmen during a fifty minute class period.  

These flaky biscuits are favorites at our house…two of the five children requested these for dinner this week, so we threw them together and baked up some deliciousness tonight!  The recipe is easy and quick.  My intention was to photo-journal all steps of the recipe, but our camera battery died!  YIKES!  I rolled the biscuits closer to 3/4 inch thickness and baked them on the middle rack of our oven for just ten minutes.  Made 24 biscuits!  The thicker ones are excellent and at one inch thickness, take 12-14 minutes to bake, yielding 18 biscuits.  Sometimes fewer biscuits are better and sometimes more are required!  

Home Ec Biscuits


3 c. flour

4 1/2 tsp. baking powder

2 T. sugar

1/2 tsp. salt

3/4 tsp. cream of tartar


3/4 cups butter.  Cut in with fork or pastry cutter.


1 c. milk and 1 egg.  More flour if needed.

Roll 3/4 to 1 inch thick.  Either cut in squares or use a round biscuit cutter.  I prefer to cut in squares to minimize overworking the dough.  Bake 450 degree oven for 10-12 minutes.  Makes 1 1/2 to 2 dozen biscuits.  Serve with butter and honey OR with cream of chicken gravy over the top.  Yummy!


One response to “Flaky Home Ec Biscuits

  1. Fr. Bruce Wren says:

    They look really good! Do you have any way of sending any to France??

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