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Southern Gal Biscuits

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.


about 1 dozen

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.


  • 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


  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.

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