Recipe: Maryland Beaten Biscuits

  • 2 cups flour 2 tablespoons shortening
  • ½ teaspoon salt Cold water

Sift flour and salt, rub in shortening with tips of fingers, and add enough cold water to make a stiff dough; knead until smooth, and beat with the rolling-pin fifteen minutes, or until dough blisters; roll out about one-third of[Pg 159] an inch thick, cut with a small round cutter, prick with a fork, place on a greased baking pan, and chill in the ice-box for half an hour; bake about twenty-five minutes, having the oven very hot for the first ten minutes. A BISCUIT brake may be used instead of rolling-pin.

Better Meals for Less Money, by Mary Green (Year 1909)