Mile High Biscuits

By Beth Anderson on February 23, 2017 at 3:16pm

Cooking with Mary 2/22/17

3 cups sifted flour
2 TBSP sugar
4 1/2 tsps baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
3/4 tsp cream of tartar
3/4 cup shortening
1 egg
1 cup milk

Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, cream of tartar and salt into a bowl. Cut in shortening with pastry blender or two knives until mixture resembles course meal. Combine egg and milk.Add to flour mixture all at once, stirring just enough with a fork to make a soft dough that sticks together.Turn onto lightly floured surface and knead 15 times. Roll to one inch thickness. Cut with floured two inch cutter and place about an inch apart on ungreased baking sheet. Bake in a preheated 425 degree oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden (bottoms are golden). Makes about 15 biscuits.

Gravy Recipe: Brown 1 pound medium sausage and crumble with a fork. Save part of grease (I use 2 or 3 TBSP canola oil to brown sausage in). Transfer some grease and sausage to another skillet. Add 3 TBSP of flour and stir until smooth. Add 3 1/2 cups of milk. Use a wire whisk and whisk until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot gravy over biscuits.