Basic Drop Biscuit Recipe

This is the best biscuit recipe. They aren’t fancy or flaky but they are easy and delicious.

You can whip them up in a matter of minutes and if you want to experiment and add things like cheese and spices you can!!

Here’s the recipe as written in The Settlement Cook Book EDT 1965

2 cups flour

4 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

2 1/2 tablespoons shortening

1 cup milk or water

Preheat oven to 450°F.

Sift the dry ingredients together. In a mixing bowl, blend the shortening into the flour. make a well in the center. Into this pour all the milk at once. Stir only until all the flour is moistened. Drop by spoonfuls onto a greased OR parchment paper lined pan. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes.

This recipe usually makes around 8 decently sized biscuits.


If you want to get a little wild, you can make cheese biscuits by adding 3/4 to 1 cup of grated cheese to the mix after you add the milk.

You can also use buttermilk instead of milk.

And you can through in any seasoning you like to give them a little flavor!

One of my favorite combos ~ Chimayo Cheese Biscuits ~ sub these ingredients: 3/4 buttermilk + 1/4 milk, a HEAPING tablespoon of Chimayo Blend, and a cup of grated cheese.



Apple Cake 4 1/2

This cake is really good. You should make it.

Apple Cake 4 1/2

This cake is perfect for a coffee break or afternoon tea (or breakfast). Moist yet airy and cakey, it’s just delightful.

Oh, and it’s super easy to make.

Here’s what you need:

3 apples, cored and diced

1 cup granulated sugar

2 eggs

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons Chinese 5 Spice

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 cup olive oil

1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

1/2 cup chopped pecans

2 teaspoons granulated sugar

1/2 teaspoon Chinese 5 Spice

Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a deep 8×8 baking dish.

With your electric mixer, beat sugar and eggs on high speed for 15 minutes.

In a small bowl combine flour, salt, Chinese 5, and baking powder.

Add oil to your egg mixture. Add flour mix and blend well. Add vanilla.

Fold in apples and pecans then pour batter into your prepared dish!

Miz together the 2 tsp sugar and 1/2 tsp of Chinese 5 and throw that onto your cake. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Let cool and enjoy! Serve warm with ice cream or devour at room temp with a nice cup of coffee.


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