This recipe is from Marion Cunningham’s Lost Recipes. She calls them “Rescue Biscuits” because “they can save the day when your dinner has the blahs.” I find that this title gives your brother in law a license to make fun of you, so I just call them biscuits now.


  • 3 C all purpose flour
  • 2 T sugar
  • 1.5 T baking powder
  • 3/4 t cream of tartar
  • 3/4 t salt
  • 3/4 C vegetable shortening
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 C milk

Preheat the oven to 425
Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, cream of tartar, salt. Cut in the shortening, until it resembles a coarse meal. Lightly beat the egg and milk together. Add this to the flour mixture all at once, then stir with a fork just enough so that the dough holds together.
Turn the dough out onto your lightly floured baking sheet. Knead it gently 15 times. Press it out into a large square, about 1 inch thick. Cut into about 12 squares, and separate them about an inch apart. Bake for 12 minutes or until lightly browned.


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