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22 December 2012 @ 01:00 am
Oil Drop Biscuits  
I learned this recipe from my dear MIL, Karen, the last time we went down to Texas. It has to be the simplest biscuit recipe I have every seen and it produces perfect portions fluffy goodness in less that any hour making them ideal for breakfast, afternoon tea or just because. Oh and if you avoid making biscuits because of the mess with the rolling and the cutting, look no further. This recipe will get you there without all the bother.

Oil Drop Biscuits                                                                                      Makes 6 to 8
2c AP flour
1T baking powder
1t sugar
1/2t salt
1/4c shortening or lard
1/2c milk or butter milk
Spray grease

Large bowl
9” pie
Measuring cups & spoons
Large spoon
Rubber gloves
Hot pads


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  • In a large bowl, assemble the drys and whisk together thoroughly.

  • Glove up and add the lard to the bowl.

  • Carefully and quickly crumble the lard into the flour using your hands.

  • Discard gloves and measure out milk.

  • Grease pie tin liberally.

  • Using a large spoon blend the milk into the mixture until it just comes together. Do not over work it or tough biscuits will result.

  • Now put on a fresh pair of gloves and using the spray grease, lube up your gloved hands so that the dough will not stick to them.

  • Gently form the dough into 2” balls and place around the perimeter of the pie pan so that there is at least ½ inch between balls. Makes a wreath.

  • The recipe should yields 6 to 8 balls. Place an extra in the center of the pan.

  • Bake for about 25 minutes or until golden brown,

  • Serve hot and enjoy.


  • Condiments. Serve with butter, sharp cheese, fruit or your favorite spread.

Frugally yours-

jamsmolasses on December 22nd, 2012 03:52 pm (UTC)
i like this and sent a copy to my sister.