Southern Gal Biscuits Recipe

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When I got married, I made sure to copy this recipe of my mom's. I'm glad I's become one of my husband's favorites. We especially like to eat them smothered with homemade country sausage gravy.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup milk

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 172 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 244mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cream of tartar. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles fine crumbs. In a small bowl, beat egg and milk; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; roll to 1/2-in. thickness. Cut with a 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter. Bake at 400° for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: about 1 dozen.
Originally published as Southern Gal Biscuits in Cookin' Up Country Breakfasts Cookbook 1994, p64

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garfield8 User ID: 1186743 19594
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2009

"LOVE these biscuits...won't make anything else.. I think it is the sugar in them that makes them so good..."

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