Amarillo Risen Biscuits

November 14, 2015

 

Recently rediscovered while slowly progressing through the exploration and disposition of my mother's many possessions:  one well-used copy of a well-loved recipe.

 

Easy to make and really delicious--but you have to start hours ahead of time.

 

Scald 1 pint milk.  Add 1/2 cup shortening and 1/2 cup sugar.  Cool to lukewarm.  Add 1 envelope yeast and dissolve.  Add 1 1/2 cups flour.  Blend.  Cover and let stand one and one-half hours.

Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, and 1/2 teaspoon baking powder.  Blend into risen dough.

 

Turn out onto floured board and roll to one-half inch thickness.  Cut into 2" circles.  Place on greased baking sheet.  Let rise another 2 hours.  Bake 12 minutes at 425 degrees.

 

Enjoyed by many guests, on many holidays!  If you're flirting with the idea of collecting/preserving some of your own family recipes, Martha Stewart offers some wonderful ideas. 

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