Have the oven hot at first, letting it cool gradually.
4 cupfuls flour 2 cupfuls milk 1/2 cupful butter
1 teaspoonful salt
3 teaspoonfuls baking powder pinch of sugar
Instead of milk, water may be used by adding a little more butter.
By rolling the dough very thin, cutting small biscuits, placing one on top of another to bake, very convenient biscuits for buttering for parties and luncheons can be made.
1 cupful sour milk 1 tablespoonful sugar 1/2 teaspoonful salt
1/2 teaspoonful soda graham flour butter, size of egg
Stir the soda dissolved in a little water into the milk, add salt, sugar, a little graham flour, the melted or softened butter, and more graham flour till the liquid has absorbed all possible. Dip a dessert spoon into cold water, then into the dough, taking enough to make a small biscuit, place in a buttered pan, repeating till dough is all used. Bake about twenty minutes.
Use same recipe for white biscuits by substituting white flour for graham, and two teaspoonfuls baking powder for soda.
4 cupfuls flour
1/3 cupful butter
1 cupful ground maple sugar
1/2 teaspoonful salt
2 teaspoonfuls baking powder sweet milk
Into part of the flour stir half a cupful of milk, salt, then the softened butter and the balance of the flour with baking powder sifted in, and enough milk to make a soft dough. Add the maple sugar (ground by putting through the food chopper), roll about one-half inch thick, cut into biscuits and bake in a quick oven.