This section is from the book "Mrs. Allen's Cook Book", by Mrs. Ida C. Bailey Allen. See also: The Conscious Cook: Delicious Meatless Recipes That Will Change the Way You Eat.
Always use bread flour; butter or oleomargarine may be used interchangeably. Bacon fat may be used in corn- . meal and gingerbread mixtures, while drippings or lard may be introduced in any recipe if desired, although the flavor will not be quite so good. Skimmed milk may be used instead of whole milk, but in this case the shortening should be increased three-fourths of a tablespoonful. The baking powder may be either a phosphate or a cream of tartar powder. An alum powder has no place in any household.
2 cupfuls bread flour 4 teaspoonfuls baking powder 1/2 teaspoonful salt
2 tablespoonfuls butter, oleomargarine or drippings About 3/4 cupful milk or water
Mix and sift the dry ingredients. Work in the shortening with the finger tips, and add the wetting. Keep as dry as possible. Toss onto a slightly floured board, and pat to one-half inch in thickness; shape with a biscuit cutter, tucking under the edges so that there will be no "remnants," place on a well-oiled pan with the edges scarcely touching and bake about fifteen minutes in a quick oven.
Follow the recipe for Baking Powder Biscuits, patting the mixture into oblong shape; spread lightly with melted butter or oleomargarine, sprinkle with a half cupful of sugar, mixed with a teaspoonful of cinnamon, roll up, cut in crosswise slices like a jelly roll, and bake in a quick oven.
Follow the recipe for Baking Powder Biscuits. Pat the mixture into oblong shape, spread lightly with melted butter, and strew over one-fourth cupful of granulated sugar and a half cupful of finely-chopped, candied orange peel. Roll up as in making Quick Cinnamon Rolls, cut in slices, bake and put a spoonful of orange icing on the top of each one. Use with coffee as a dessert, or for afternoon tea.
2 1/2 cupfuls bread flour 1/2 teaspoonful salt 3 1/2 teaspoonfuls baking powder
1 egg beaten light in a cup, the cup being then filled with milk
2 teaspoonfuls sugar
4 tablespoonfuls butter or oleomargarine
Sift together the dry ingredients; work in the shortening with the finger tips, keeping the mixture coarse. Then moisten with the milk and egg mixture and pat out to one-fourth inch thickness on a floured board. Cut in rounds, brush each one with melted butter, and crease each round with a case knife. Fold over and bake in a quick oven.
Follow above directions, spreading the cut rounds with devilled ham or peanut butter.
Follow the directions given for Quick Rolls, adding to the mixture 3/4 cupful of chopped English walnut meats.
Follow the directions for Quick Rolls. Cut into thick biscuit rounds, put a teaspoonful of marmalade or jam on each, fold the edges over, and place folded side down on an oiled baking pan. Brush with milk and dust with granulated sugar. Bake in a quick oven.