Beaten Biscuits Recipe

Maryland Beaten Biscuits - Tidewater Times recipe by Cindy Doerzbach 

  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour 
  • ¼ teaspoon salt 
  • ½ teaspoon sugar 
  • 3 ½ tablespoons lard 
  • OR 5 ½ tablespoons shortening 
  • ½ to 2/3 cup milk 

Sift together flour, salt, and sugar, cut in shortening and stir into milk to make stiff dough. Turn out on pastry board and beat with wooden mallet. Fold over and beat again. Continue folding and beating about the size of walnuts, form into balls and press flat. Stick four times with a fork. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 425 degrees for 30 minutes. Makes about 15 biscuits.  

Recipe included in the Baltimore Sun article, "Maryland beaten biscuits: Tradition lives" by Martha H. Schoeps. April 13, 1978, p. B1.

Maryland Beaten Biscuits
Beaten Biscuits Recipe