The Amish Cook: Triple Butter Biscuits
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  • 3 cups of flour (one cup of whole wheat may be used)
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ¾ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar (I don’t always include the sugar)
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder.
  • 1 cup of butter.
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup of milk
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. While oven is pre-heating, place ¼ cup butter in a 7x11 baking dish or 10” round skillet and place in oven to melt. (a well-seasoned cast-iron skillet really shines at creating the crispy edges, or use a glass baking dish for the prettiest job of browning)
  3. While the pan is in the oven blend flour, salt, cream of tartar, sugar, baking powder, and then cut in the remaining butter.
  4. Lightly beat 1 egg in 1 cup of milk before stirring it in the flour mixture.
  5. Remove the buttered pan from oven.
  6. Butter should be melted and just slightly browned.
  7. Do not knead the biscuits, but instead use a large cookie/ ice cream scoop to immediately scoop out balls of dough into the buttered pan.
  8. Biscuits should be nestled together somewhat tightly.
  9. Quickly place back into oven and bake for 25 minutes or until the tops are lightly brown.
Recipe by Amish 365 at