1939 Potato Biscuits

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Apr. 02, 2019

Glen is back in the kitchen making this 1939 Potato Biscuits Recipe from the Elmvale cookbook. This depression era potato tea biscuits recipe turns out to be a winner.


Mashed potato 1 Cup (16 tbs)
All purpose flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Baking powder 4 Teaspoon
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Milk 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Lard 1 Tablespoon
Melted butter 1 Tablespoon



1. Preheat oven to 450ºF.


2. Mix together dry ingredients and then stir into potato.

3. Add in the fats and milk and mix completely.

4. Pat out dough on a floured counter to ½” thick. Cut into biscuits - gather and re pat any extra dough.

5. Bake for 15 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through.


6. Serve and Enjoy

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 4