Recipe Clipping For White Feather BiscuitsThis recipe was clipped from a newspaper and found in a large collection, date unknown. Recipe is typed below along with a scanned copy.


3 cups all-purpose, unbleached flour
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. baking soda
4 tsp. baking powder (be sure this is fresh)
3/4 cup vegetable shortening
1 cup buttermilk

Preheat oven to 425-degrees.

Sift flour with the salt, sugar, baking soda and baking powder

With a pastry cutter, blend the shortening into the dry ingredients. It is best if the shortening is cold so that the dough doesn’t become greasy. Mixture should resemble coarse meal.

Add the buttermilk and stir with a wooden spoon until dough is well-mixed, approximately one minute.

Turn onto a floured board and knead for a minute longer so all the crumbs are incorporated and dough is smooth. Roll to a thickness of about one-half inch. Cut with a two-inch biscuit cutter, flouring the cutter often to prevent sticking.

Place cut biscuits on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven 12 to 15 minutes until biscuits have risen and are slightly golden. Makes about 20 two-inch biscuits. Serve hot with sweet butter and homemade jelly.

NOTE: These biscuits can be made with butter or lard. The taste and color will be different. Regular milk or light cream also can be used, but you must omit the baking soda.

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4 Responses to White Feather Biscuits Recipe Clipping

Deborah Stroble
Published 22 October, 2011 in 12:01 pm

I am so thrilled to have found this recipe again! I cut it out of the weekly food section of the Jacksonville (Fla.) Journal in the early ’70’s and it is the BEST biscuit recipe I have ever used. We recently moved & I misplaced the recipe, so I am elated to have found an exactly replica of the newspaper clipping! Thank you so much!

Published 31 October, 2011 in 6:11 pm

The first time I saw this recipe it was printed in one of those free Chicago neighborhood papers,some time between 1985-1989. The subject of “biscuits” recently came up and I figured I’d try to locate it. Thank you!

Published 26 August, 2013 in 7:29 pm

This is great! There is nothing better than an old fashioned handmade meal. Too many preservatives in today’s food. I’d rather make biscuits and cakes from scratch than use a mix.

Renee Fejarang
Published 20 March, 2018 in 1:13 pm

I thought I’d never find this recipe again! This was my go-to biscuit recipe when my kids were small. This was originally published in the late 80’s in the Denver Post and is an early recipe from Martha Stewart.

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