Ethridge, Tennesee Recipe: Southern Gal Biscuits

Ethridge, Tennesee Recipe: Southern Gal Biscuits, 10.0 out of 10 based on 1 rating
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Not sure where this biscuit gets its name, but the recipe comes to me by way of Ethridge, Tennessee’s Amish community and is included in the upcoming book Amish Cooks Across America. The jug that you see in the photo is full of homemade sorghum molasses, a speciality in the Ethridge area.  And in this photo you see molasses drizzled over the warm biscuits. Yum!  Here is the recipe for these biscuits.

2 cups sifted flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 /2 teaspoon salt
1 /2 teaspoon cream of tartar
2 tablespoons sugar
1 /2 cup shortening
2/3 cup milk
1 large egg, unbeaten

And here is what you will get at the end, if you follow the directions below the photo

Preheat the oven to 450°F. Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, cream of tartar, and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add the shortening, and blend until the mixture has the consistency of cornmeal. Slowly pour the milk into the mixture. Add the egg and stir until a stiff dough is formed. Add more flour if needed.

Drop the dough by tablespoons onto a baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until the tops begin to turn golden.


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  1. Sharon Gerstman says:

    Etheridge is the community that I get to visit every once in a while. It’s about 90 miles from me and even though I have been there dozens of times, I always love to go again.

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