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Main-Dish Picnic Biscuits

Main-Dish Picnic Biscuits
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Yield: about 12 biscuits.

Bread and filling all in one, these picnic biscuits are delicious warm from the oven or packed with a basket lunch.

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  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • dash pepper
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter or margarine
  • 1/2 pound cooked ham, diced
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup milk (approximately)


In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, mustard, and pepper. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in ham and cheese. Stir in just enough milk for mixture to form a soft dough that leaves the sides of the bowl. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface and knead 6 to 8 times to mix thoroughly. Roll dough to 1/2-inch thickness and cut out with biscuit cutter. Place on ungreased cookie sheet about 1 inch apart. Bake at 450 degrees F for 12 to 15 minutes until golden.

Updated Monday, March 24th, 2003

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3 Responses to Main-Dish Picnic Biscuits

  1. Danielle DeLuca August 14, 2006 at 10:50 am #

    I used my leftover Easter ham to make these biscuits. My husband and I thought they were great!

  2. Anonymous March 28, 2009 at 10:38 am #

    My wife said “You can’t make biscuits!” I sure fooled her, and she thought these were great, as I do.

  3. Jenifer Lewis May 21, 2009 at 11:50 am #

    I’m going to try it with chicken instead of ham.

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