From, "To Market, To Market...A Collection of Kentucky Recipes," published in cooperation with your Daily InBox Newsletter.


  • 2-2/3 packages dry yeast
  • 2/3 cup warm milk
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 6 teaspoons salt
  • 7 to 9 cups flour


1.  Dissolve yeast in warm water.
2.  Scald milk (150 degrees).  Add shortening, sugar, and salt. Stir to dissolve shortening.  Cool to lukewarm.
3.  Combine milk and yeast in large bowl.  Stir in flour to make moderately stiff dough.
4.  Place in greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Let rise in warm place for 30 minutes.
5.  Knead lightly on floured surface.  Roll dough to 1/2 inch thickness; cut with 2-inch biscuit cutter.  (Don't let the biscuits rise too high before frying.)
6.  Fry in deep fat (deep fryer is ideal), slightly hotter than 350 degrees, until golden brown (about 1 minute).

9 dozen

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