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How to make Ice Box Biscuits | The Cupboard Drawer Recipe Book

Updated on October 19, 2011

(Muffins for my English Friends)

This is a recipe from "The Cupboard Drawer" given by my dear Aunt Flo, Mrs. Florence Leachman. She was my Grandmothers sister, and was born at the turn of the 20th Century. So she marveled at the world of ‘Modern Appliances’ (which included pre-refrigerator, pre-electric Ice Boxes). She was a special Aunt who had the rare quality of making a 6 year old boy feel like his opinion counted as an equal. The benefit of this Old School recipe is that you can mix the love into them on the weekend and have warm homemade biscuits with dinner all week long. So put on an Apron, and throw yourself back, and enjoy….

¾ Cup plus 2 tbsp Shortening (Crisco preferred)

1 Cup Boiling Water

1 Cup Cold Water

2 Eggs

1 tsp Salt

½ Cup Granulated Sugar

6 Cups All Purpose Flour

2 ea Yeast Cakes (modern equiv = 2 envelopes)

  1. Dissolve the yeast in a little lukewarm water (use just enough to dissolve) set aside
  2. In a small bowl beat the eggs until the whites and the yolks are well mixed, set aside
  3. In a large bowl sift the Flour, Salt, and Sugar, set aside
  4. In another large bowl pour the Boiling Water over the Shortening and mix well until thoroughly melted, add the Cold Water, Eggs, Yeast, and Dry Mixture, mix well with you hands.
  5. Store in the Refrigerator until ready to use (This will keep a long time in the fridge thus, Ice Box Biscuits)
  6. Drop Dough by Teaspoonfuls in Muffin pans, Cover with a kitchen towel and allow dough to rise for 4 hrs
  7. Preheat Oven to 350 deg
  8. Bake for 12 mins or until Golden tops

Triple Top Alternative

  1. Instead of dropping teaspoons full divide the portion into three parts and roll into small balls and drop three into the muffin pan pocket allow to raise and cook as above. Gives a ‘Pro’ Look to the Biscuits.

Yield approx 6 dozen


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    • stars439 profile image


      9 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      great recipe

    • Hmrjmr1 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Georgia, USA

      BPop - Let me know how it goes! Thanks..

    • breakfastpop profile image


      9 years ago

      This is a definitely one I'll try. They might taste good with the soup I made. Thanks!

    • Hmrjmr1 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Georgia, USA

      Thanks for stopping by Cheri, Enjoy and more on the way..

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      Cheri Schultz 

      9 years ago from Midwest

      I will have to call you Chef John - Thank you for the recipe!

    • Hmrjmr1 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Georgia, USA

      While I haven't made these myself, My Zena used to and I still remember how good they were when Aunt Flo made them so Bon Appetite my friend. I'm honored you would try them on such an important family holiday.

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      Holle Abee 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      These sound a lot like my mom's angel biscuits, and I can't find her recipe. I think I'll make these for Thanksgiving! Thanks, John!

    • Hmrjmr1 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Georgia, USA

      Thanks for Stopping by Ken!

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      Ken R. Abell 

      9 years ago from ON THE ROAD

      Sounds very good, HammerJammer. Thanks for sharing.


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