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Maryland Beaten Biscuit


  • 1 teaspoonful of salt
  • 1 tablespoonful of butter
  • 1 quart of flour
  • 1 cupful of milk


Add the salt and butter to the flour. Rub them together, then add the milk, and, if necessary, a little water, making a stiff dough. Place the dough on a firm table or block, and beat it with a mallet or rolling-pin for fully half an hour, or until it becomes brittle. Spread it half an inch thick; cut it into small circles, and prick each one with a fork. Bake them in a hot oven about twenty minutes.


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The Century Cook Book (1901).

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