Ingredient List
For the Biscuits:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup solid vegetable shortening
  • 1 tablespoon instant minced onion
  • 1 ½ teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • ¾ cup cold water plus 1 - 3 tablespoons
  • ¼ cup butter or margarine, campfire option
  • Start your campfire or preheat oven to 450°F.

  • In a large bowl, stir together flour, dry milk, baking powder and salt.

  • Using a pastry blender or 2 forks, cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

  • Stir in onion, parsley and cheese. (For camping, place dry mixture in a large, sealable bag. Pack the cheese and butter in a cooler and add when ready to prepare.)

  • When ready to make biscuits, gradually mix in enough water to make a soft dough that just comes together. Gently knead dough in bowl or bag for 30 seconds.

  • Pat or roll dough about ¾” thick.

To cook over an open fire
  • Melt ¼ cup butter or margarine in a cast-iron skillet or Dutch oven. Cut dough into squares, triangles or strips using a sharp knife or shape with hands. Add biscuits; cook 6 – 8 minutes on each side or until golden brown.

To bake in an oven
  • Using a 2 ½-inch round cutter, cut dough, rerolling scraps. When cutting biscuits, push straight down without twisting. Generously grease bottom and sides of 10” – 12” cast-iron skillet and preheat in oven 5 minutes or until hot. Place biscuits in hot skillet or on greased or parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake until golden brown, about 13 – 15 minutes.

  • Savory is cool and all but if you are looking for a biscuit to satisfy that sweet tooth, look no further than our Biscuits and Chocolate Gravy recipe!

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