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Orange Biscuits


  • 2 cups bread flour
  • 5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 7/8 cup milk
  • 16 lumps demi-tasse loaf sugar
  • juice of 1/2 orange
  • orange rind


Sift together bread flour, baking powder and salt. With tips of fingers rub in shortening. Twenty minutes before the meal is to be served add milk, mixing with a knife. Roll out 3/4 inch thick and cut with round cutter 1 inch in diameter. Place close together on a greased tin sheet. Break sugar in halves and squeeze the orange juice. Dip pieces of sugar one at a time in the orange juice and push a piece down in the center of each biscuit. Grate orange rind over the biscuits and bake 15 minutes in a hot oven or at 450 degrees F.


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For Luncheon and Supper Guests (1923).

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