Swans Down Cake Flour biscuits

I found some old cookbooks today

The recipe was marked with a #2 pencil ‘x,’ whatever that meant. I hope it meant ‘this is a keeper.’

Slathered with apple butter—the little biscuits were delicious

Swans Down Cake Flour Biscuits


  • 120 grams Swans Down Cake flour (1c.)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 30 grams frozen crisco (2 1/2 T)
  • 1/4 c sweet milk


  1. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in bowl
  2. Cut in crisco with pastry blender
  3. Add sweet milk and stir with fork; continue to stir until dough forms ball and clears side of bowl
  4. Gently form into 1/2″ thick round; cut with biscuit cutters
  5. Bake on ungreased iron skillet 10-12 minutes at 450 degrees

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