Maine Biscuits Recipe
CHEF CHERYL’S MAINE BISCUITS
These light and feathery biscuits can be made with the fat of your choice...it won't change the calories, just deepen the flavors.
CHEF CHERYL’S MAINE BISCUITS
These light and feathery biscuits can be made with the fat of your choice...it won't change the calories, just deepen the flavors.
Maine Biscuits Recipe
Ingredients
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat Maine grown flour
  • 4 teaspoons cream of tartar Bakewell Cream
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup fat (lard, butter, bacon fat, duck fat)
  • 1 cups ¼milk
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, salt and cream of tartar.
    Dry ingredients for Maine Biscuits
  2. Use a pastry blender to cut in the fat. (Some cooks also use 2 knives). Work the fat into the flour until the mixture resembles a coarse meal and is crumbly.
    Pasty blender in Maine Biscuits
  3. Stir in the milk. Don’t worry if the dough is a little too wet.
    Maine Biscuits mixing in milk
  4. Turn out the dough onto a floured surface and knead it until it is smooth. Roll it out to about ¾ inches thick and cut into biscuits.
    Cutting Maine Biscuits
  5. Place the biscuits on a greased pan and bake in a 400-degree oven until golden brown, about 15 minutes.
    Maine Biscuits coming out of the oven
Recipe Notes

Nutritional analysis per biscuit: 198 calories, 5 grams protein, 28 grams carbohydrate, 7 grams fat, 271 mg. sodium, 2 grams fiber.

Makes 14 biscuits.

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