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Dutch Oven Biscuits


  • 2 c Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 3 tsp Baking powder
  • 4 tbsp Solid shortening
  • 1 c Milk


  • Blend flour, salt, baking powder and mash in shortening with a fork until crumbly.
  • Add milk and stir until the dough sags down into trough left by spoon as it moves around the bowl.
  • Turn dough out on a floured surface, knead for 30 seconds, pat out gently until it is 1/2 inch thick.
  • Cut with a round cutter or pinch off pieces of dough and form by hand.
  • Put biscuits into a greased cast iron Dutch Oven, cover, and bury in bright coals for 5 or 10 minutes or until golden brown.