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Texas Style Biscuits

Texas Style BiscuitsThese are big, Texas style fluffy biscuits. They are a perfect base for our Creamed Spinach (with Ham TVP) recipe. Be sure to use baking powder that is aluminum-free. The cream of tartar really is necessary for obtaining the perfect texture.

Makes 5-6 large biscuits.


  • 2 c all purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 4 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable shortening, melted
  • 1 c milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. and lightly butter or spray biscuit pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, cream of tartar, sugar and salt well.
  3. In a separate bowl, blend the melted butter and shortening with the milk. Mix the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients barely enough to incorporate.
  4. Turn out on a floured board. Sprinkle flour on top, and form a 3/4-1 inch thick shape. Cut with a 3 inch biscuit cutter. Reshape the scraps and repeat.
  5. Place close together in the pan and bake about 17 minutes, turning the pan around once. Serve hot or cooled.

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