Sky-High Biscuits Recipe

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INDIANA—"When I think of food and summer, I think of our county fair in July. My three sons and I have competed in a lot of 4-H cooking contests. I enter 15 or more food items every year in the open show. "I've found Taste of Home to be a great source for prize winning recipes. My recipe for Sky-High Biscuits (below) never fails to win a ribbon. They're moist, high and flaky, with a wonderful wheat flavor." —Ruth Burrus, Zionsville
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 237 calories, 13g fat (8g saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 380mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Cut in butter until crumble. Combine egg and milk; stir into crumb mixture just until moistened. Turn onto a floured surface; knead 10-15 times. Roll out to 1-in. thickness; cut with a 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter. Place on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 450° for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Sky-High Biscuits in Taste of Home June/July 2001, p48

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gjaabbsmith User ID: 6134251 81260
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2014

"Thanks for sharing your recipe. When I saw the magic words "4-H", we just had to try them. My daughter won reserve champion at the county fair when she made them several years ago. Now, a few years later, my son just won champion at the county fair and so we are off to the Indiana State Fair. :)"

bestofcherie User ID: 4689556 204537
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2014

"My 5th grade daughter and I used your recipe for her 4-H biscuit contest and she won 1st place. I am so thrilled! Thank you for sharing your recipe! She get to go to county with it now!"

pbradley70 User ID: 7332420 204536
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2013

"My son just made this recipe for our county fair and won reserve champion. He made it several times with just all purpose flour and with the wheat flour and each time the biscuits came out perfect. This is a fool proof recipe!!"

baristababe User ID: 6052912 128814
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2012

"Flaky and delicious! I love that the ingredients are always on hand-"

ekatiakarpova User ID: 6312133 81247
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2011

"Wow, very good!"

Heather Kupfer User ID: 1420441 74519
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2008

"This is the only biscuit recipe I use. They are so delicious and fall apart. Love them!"

darlenemt08 User ID: 345156 36908
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2008

"GREAT biscuits! I've made Bisquick biscuits & biscuit mixes in the past but they don't turn out anything like these do. This is my first wheat biscuit recipe from scratch. They pull apart with my hands. They taste so good!"

Tabbie_ca User ID: 410660 36900
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2008 Edited Mar. 9, 2017

"Just took biscuits out of the oven,they are delicious,sure is a keeper,will be makin them lots."

darlenemt08 User ID: 345156 56853
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2008

"This is the first wheat biscuit recipe that I've made. You can pull them apart. They really are great."

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