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Crazy Biscuits – biscuits are tasty when made from scratch, these biscuits are so good you will be crazy for them.

It is easy to make home made biscuits.  This is from the archives of my grandmother, Ethel Eynard.  Jefferson City, MO.  1966.

plate of homemade biscuits

Crazy Biscuits

Crazy Biscuits

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  • Recipe Type: Bread Recipes, Family Recipes
  • Prep time:10 minutes
  • Cook time:20 minutes
  • Serves: 8
Crazy Biscuits

You can make these tasty biscuits from scratch.

Ingredients

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

Instructions

Sift dry ingredients into a bowl.  Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  Add milk and stir until dough follows fork around bowl.   Knead slightly.  Pat out on lightly floured board and cut.  Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet at 450 degrees for 10 to 20 minutes, or until brown.

To reheat leftover biscuits, wrap in foil and heat in a 300 degree oven for 10 minutes.  Open foil half through heating if you want them crisp.

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  • Deb

    I bought a book from Amazon with almond flour recipes. One was for Almond Flour biscuits. They looked delicious and I had to try them. Well, they turned out horribly so I did a google image search with the picture the author used for “his/her” biscuits. Guess whose page showed up? YOURS! I think I’ll make the full flour ones instead. This is the book in Kindle form, but you can’t see the recipe without buying it. http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00DIQFMKG/ref=oh_d__o04_details_o04__i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    • stephaniemanley

      That’s interesting. I think sometimes its buyer beware on kindle books or other self published books.

  • cscavalry

    For those with the biscuits not rising, the recipe is supposed to say “SELF Rising” Flour with the baking powder already in it. Thats why baking powder is not listed as an ingredient. If you use regular flour, you will need 2 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/2 a teaspoon of baking soda. If anyone used buttermilk instead of milk, I bet you got quite a surprise with no neutralizing agent!

    • stephaniemanley

      Baking powder is listed at the 4th ingredient. So I am not sure where you would see that it wasn’t listed.

  • Jopie

    My response is the same as Ann’s. They tasted great but did not rise at all, and I followed directions exactly.

  • Ann Moore

    The flavor of these were great… but they were FLAT FLAT FLAT… I’m sure I did something wrong on my end… but not sure what.

    • stephaniemanley

      it could be that your baking powder was not fresh. It does loose its effectiveness over time.

  • Bambi5999

    These turned out great just like my grams biscuits, I did use buttermilk tho (no baking soda)
    thanx for sharing your grams recipe. I didn’t know mines she would mix it right in the flour bin :)
    These even looked pretty!

    • stephaniemanley

      I am so happy to hear that these turned out well for you.

  • Bambi5999

    These turned out great just like my grams biscuits, I did use buttermilk tho (no baking soda)
    thanx for sharing your grams recipe. I didn’t know mines she would mix it right in the flour bin :)
    These even looked pretty!

  • Anonymous

    I’m crazy for these biscuits. Thank you for sharing your Grandmother’s wonderful biscuit recipe. I’ve always been able to make bread like nobody’s business, but my home made biscuits could have been used for hockey pucks. Bisquick to the rescue. This is the FIRST time that a scratch recipe has worked for me. These were flaky, picture perfect and delicious. Thank you…thank you and thank you.

  • Kat

    There is no baking soda in this recipe.

  • Trsh

    I just made these tonite, they looked beautiful but I could taste the salty baking soda flavor in them, I’m going to try, perhaps using less Baking soda next time, but they were flaky and picture perfect.

    I am guessing you meant baking powder ~Stephanie

    • Mizbev

      you only use baking soda if you are using buttermilk. Otherwise it is baking powder just as the recipe for the biscuits states.