Baking Powder Biscuits

At the Ladies Day at church, I won some jelly. Not just any jelly. I won corn cob jelly. Well, it was the jelly that no one else wanted at my table. Maybe it was the yellow color tinged with green. Or, that it was made from left over corn cobs.

Sounds yummy right?

I have never tried corn cob jelly and have hardly seen it before. I felt like I had stepped back in time when I seen the name. I wanted it!

When you have a special jelly, made by special ladies, you need to make something special to put it on. It was time to make some home made baking powder biscuits.

This biscuit recipe is my “go to” biscuit recipe. It works when, I am camping, on vacation and it works every time in my kitchen when I want to make my family a special breakfast. Today, they do not know that they will be putting corn cob jelly on their biscuits. I made bacon to bribe them with, eggs too, and lets not forget to mention gravy. I had this in the bag!

First thing you need to do is measure the flour and put it in a medium size bowl.

Next, add in the baking powder, salt and sugar. Stir to combine.


Next measure the shortening and take a pastry cutter and cut the shortening into small pea size pieces.

Did you know that each one of these pieces of shortening make a flake?


Now, add the milk. Stir, until all the flour is moisten. Take the dough and put it on a floured surface. I just use my kitchen counter.


Knead the dough about 20 times. Roll the dough to about 1 inch thick.


Cut out the dough with a biscuit cutter. I found this old very large biscuit cutter. It was perfect for cutting out this monster biscuits.

Place the biscuits on a cookie sheet The two misshapen biscuits are made from the left over dough. I call these my “taste tester” biscuits.


Place biscuits in the oven and bake for 15 minutes at 400 degrees or until they are a golden brown. I always brush melted butter on the top. Can you see my reflection?

Now, it was time to try the corn cob jelly.

Does anyone want some butter to go with their CORN cob jelly?

My girls said no, and asked to pass them the grape jelly. My son tried it and said it tasted better before it was on his biscuit.

City kids!!!

I went ahead and let them eat some bacon and eggs and even some gravy anyway.

I really liked it! I don’t have to share it now, either.

It is fun to try something new, even if it’s yellow and made out of left overs : )!



Baking Powder Biscuit Recipe


I doubled the recipe when I made these

2 cups of flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon sugar

1/2 cup shortening

3/4 cup milk


Mix flour, baking powder, salt and sugar together. Add shortening. With a pastry cutter, cut the shortening into small pieces.

Add milk and stir until all the flour mixture is moisten. Be careful to not over stir.

Put dough onto floured surface and knead about 20 times.

Roll dough out to about 1 inch thick. Using a biscuit cutter (my grandma used a cup) cut the biscuts.

Place them, barely touching each other, onto a cookie sheet.

Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

8 thoughts on “Baking Powder Biscuits

    • I miss us eating biscuits and waffles together during school! The waffles do not taste the same without you there!

  1. I made these last night and doubled the recipe. There was way, way too much milk. I added 1.5 cups to start, and it was soupy. I added at least two more cups of flour to make it into workable dough. They turned out okay, but were pretty dense. I’m not sure where I went wrong. I will definitely try these again, but add the milk much more slowly to make sure there’s not too much.

    • Thank you so much for emailing me about the recipe. I went back to my original recipe and looked it over. To make a long story shorter, I had increased my original recipe to make more biscuits for my kiddos at school. When I decreased it (in my head) back to the original amounts I made a mistake on the milk. I am going to change the amount down to 3/4 of a cup of milk. I think sometimes if the flour is really fresh you need less milk than flour that I have had longer. I do knead in some flour into the wet dough. Thank you again for coming to my web site and giving my recipes a try!

  2. A+++ we were looking for a biscuit recipe to make homemade “Egg McMuffins”, when we came across this one. We also doubled the ingredients. It took a little longer than 7 min. to bake but in the end they were just what we were wanting! Thanks from Nebraska!!!

    • Your email made my day! Thank you so much for taking the time and letting me know the biscuit recipe worked out great for you. Now I just have one question….do you deliver? : )

  3. Can this biscuits be made ahead of time and then baked? I’ve made these before and we LOVE THEM! Wanting to make ahead today and bake tomorrow for Thanksgiving

    • I would think that they could be wrapped individually and frozen and then baked when needed. the oven temperature might need changed and the time. I need to experiment and do this. Thank you for loving the biscuit recipe. It means a lot!

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