Dad’s Biscuits


From the Kitchen of Cathy Blatnik

I was lucky enough to find, in my vast collection of recipes, my great-grandfather’s biscuit recipe from August 1959.  It was on a typed index card with the title, “Dad’s Biscuits.”  The “dad” being my grandmother’s father on my mom’s side of the family. He owned a bakery at one time in Missouri. I guess that’s where I get my love of baking from, it’s in the “genes.” I hope you enjoy them this Father’s Day with a special “dad” in your life!


  • 1 1/2 cups white flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons shortening
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease cookie sheet with baking spray.  
  2. In large bowl, put all ingredients together and mix well with spoon.  
  3. On flat surface, sprinkle one tablespoon of flour.  
  4. Take dough mixture and knead about 20 times (don’t over knead the dough or the biscuits will be tough). 
  5. Flatten with hands to get to desired thickness and use biscuit cutter.  
  6. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until slightly golden brown

Cathy Blatnik

Cathy is originally from Maryland, but has been living in the Midwest for more than 13 years. She has been "retired" from the paid workforce since 1996 to raise her family, which includes her husband, adult stepson, an adult daughter in college and a son in middle school. She has been baking and cooking for as long as she can remember in "Cathy's Kitchen". She is very excited to be able to share her recipes with other home cooks!

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