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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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. :)"

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!"

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!!"

Reviewed Feb. 25, 2012

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

Reviewed Nov. 7, 2011

"Wow, very good!"

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