Denver biscuits are light fluffy biscuits that use yeast to help them raise. This recipe is from the archives of my grandmother, Ethel Eynard, Jefferson City, MO. 1950. My grandmother knew all about biscuit making, these denver biscuits have yeast inside of them, and the Denver biscuits get their name from being so high. Enjoy some Denver biscuits today.
Denver biscuits are biscuits that have yeast in them to make them raise mile high.
- 1 1/8 teaspoon active dry yeast or 1 package
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 pint milk, scalded and cooked
- 1/2 cup mashed potatoes
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3 cups flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Dissolve yeast and sugar into 1/4 cup of milk. Add to 1 pint milk that has been scalded, mashed potatoes, shortening, sugar, and flour. Mix well and let rise 2 hours. Mix in baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add enough flour to make soft dough, let rise 1 hour. Roll out the Denver biscuits on floured board, place in greased pan. Let rise 2 hours. Bake your Denver biscuits at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.