Recipes: Sketch Burger’s Chef/Baker Phyllis Farquhar’s Biscuits

Sketch Burger’s Phyllis Farquhar: I really love to make biscuits, and people really seem to enjoy eating them. I’m not a big fan of traditional biscuits myself. So, when I was creating this recipe, I tried to come up with a good cross between a Parker roll and a traditional biscuit. Enjoy making (and eating!) Sketch’s biscuits.

Sketch’s Phillyis Farquhar’s Biscuits

Servings:  20 biscuits


  • 10 cups bread flour
  • 2 cups butter, shortening or margarine
  • 4 cups buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 Tablespoons salt
  • 4 Tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons yeast that has been proofed with a little sugar in 1/4 cup room temperature water


  1. Blend flour and dry ingredients with margarine until crumbly.
  2. Make a well in the center, add buttermilk and yeast, and gently combine.
  3. Turn out on a floured surface and knead briefly.
  4. Roll out dough 1 1/2 inches thick, and cut into 20 pieces, using a biscuit cutter.
  5. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.
  6. Brush with butter.
  7. Enjoy!

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