Tastes of Hawaii Recipe – Old Fashion Plantation Biscuits From Kauai's Old Plantation Days

Week 15—Old Fashion Plantation Biscuits!

Old Fashion Plantation Biscuits Recipe

(These can be cut biscuits, but this can be simplified by baking in wedges)

  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 Tbsp. vinegar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. sugar
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 5 Tbsp. butter


Combine milk and vinegar; set aside for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place rack in top third of oven. Sift together flour, baking powder, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Cut in butter until mixture has a fine-crumb consistency. Stir milk, then pour into flour mixture. Stir only until dough is lightly blended. Turn dough onto a floured surface and pat into an 8-inch circle. Cut into 8 wedges. Place wedges on greased baking sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes. Makes 8 biscuits.

As mentioned in my first recipe blog, Hawaii is a wonderful mix of cultures, and each of these peoples brought with them their customs and foods. The early plantation days saw these combining cultures creating foods that are unique only to Hawaii. We thank these early pioneers who planted and nurtured these plantation fields and created many of these amazing recipes. Because we have this rich Hawaiian heritage, I started this running blog that features recipes with a Hawaiian flair. If you love collecting recipes, please check back so that you can collect your favorites.

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