May 22 2016

Baking Powder Biscuits

Good morning my friends!

Hope you are all having a fabulous Sunday morning.  Oh my goodness has it been awhile!  A lot has changed over these past 4 months.  If you follow me on Instagram @alisambloom you’ve gotten a glimpse of what we’ve been up to.  My husband and I welcomed a sweet baby girl at the very end of last year and let’s just say our hands and hearts have been full!  I’ve missed you all and have wanted so many times to do some blog posts here and there but I’ve been trying to savor precious time with my girl during my maternity leave because babies don’t keep!  I’ll work on a little what we’ve been up to post and share with you soon, but today I have a yummy recipe to share with you.

I made these biscuits this morning and shared a picture on Instagram and had a request for the recipe so thought I’d share with you all.  I used to make these all the time on weekends when I was little.  My mom helped me the first couple times and then learned to make them myself, they are that easy to make!



  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tarter
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 3/4 cup milk


Preheat oven to 450°.  Combine flour, salt, baking powder and cream of tarter in bowl.  Cut in shortening with pastry cutter until mixture resembles course meal.  Add milk and stir until dough forms ball around fork.  Turn dough onto lightly floured board and knead 14 times.  Roll dough until about 1/2 inch thick.  Cut with biscuit cutter and place on baking sheet.  Bake 10 to 12 minutes.

Tried and True Tips:

  • This recipe makes about 8 large or about 12 small biscuits.  Double this recipe for a larger crowd.
  • After cutting out the biscuits, roll the scraps of dough in a ball and knead a few times, roll out and cut biscuits again.  Repeat process if needed.  Use large and small biscuit cutters to get the most out of your rolled dough.
  • Slice biscuits in half and top with butter and jam or honey.
  • Make a breakfast sandwich by adding a sausage patty or scrambled eggs.
  • You could even use this recipe to make biscuits and gravy.

Signature - Alisa

6 comments on “Baking Powder Biscuits

  1. Alisa,
    Congratulations on your new baby girl. So sweet.
    I wanted to thank you for praying for my daughter Jessica last year regarding her two miscarriages. I’m happy to report she and her husband welcomed a little boy 4 weeks ago today! We are thanking the Lord for this gift, made more precious because of the losses.
    God is good.

    Debra Schommer on said:
    • Hi Debra! I was thinking about you and your daughter the other day and just hoping God had blessed them with a little one or one on their way! I have happy tears in my eyes as I read your comment. God is SO good! Congratulations to your whole family, what a blessing! You are going to have a blast with that sweet boy! Thank you for sharing this great news! on said:
  2. Biscuits are a nice thing to wake up to! And so is seeing your post this morning. I have been checking everyday (almost). Wondering how you all are.

    Biscuits look delicious!

    Monica Taylor on said:
    • Thank you Monica! Thanks for being a faithful reader and checking the blog! I feel so bad it’s been this long, but thanks for thinking about us and hope to write more consistently! Readers like you is what makes this blog so fun! Have a happy Monday! on said:

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