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Raised Biscuits

Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking from AlansKitchen.com Should make about 24 biscuits.


  • 1 - package active dry yeast
  • 1/4 - cup water, lukewarm
  • 3 - Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 - cup milk, scalded cooled to lukewarm
  • 3-1/2 - cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 3 - Tablespoons butter
  • 2 - eggs, well beaten
  • 1/2 - teaspoon salt


Preheat oven to 375-degrees F.

  1. In a glass, dissolve yeast in water and add 1-tablespoon sugar. 
  2. Allow to foam.
  3. In a mixing bowl, add milk, half the flour, and beat until smooth. 
  4. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let rise for 1 hour.
  5. In a small mixing bowl, whisk butter and sugar to creamy. 
  6. Add the mixture to the dough. 
  7. Then add the eggs and salt to the dough. 
  8. On a floured board, lightly knead dough. 
  9. Place dough in a greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let rise 2 hours or until double in size.
  10. On a floured board, roll out dough to 1/2-inch thickness, cut into round with drinking glass or biscuit cutter. 
  11. Place cutout dough on greased baking sheet and brush top with melted butter. 
  12. Let rise for 30 minutes. 
  13. Pop into oven and bake 20 to 25 minutes.

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