Dorothea Benton Frank
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Dorothea Benton Frank
"Shem Creek Recipes"
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Mimi's Biscuits


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup vegetable shortening
  • 3/4 cup milk


Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Sift flour, baking powder and salt together. Cut in shortening. Stir in milk. Lightly flour a large cutting board or counter top. Place dough in center. Knead lightly, 15-20 times. Lightly roll out to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut with floured metal cutter. Bake 10-12 minutes. Serve hot.

Yields 12-15 biscuits.

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