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beaten biscuit

noun, Southern U.S.
1.
a hard, unleavened biscuit, made to rise by pounding and folding the dough.
Origin of beaten biscuit
1875-1880
An Americanism dating back to 1875-80
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  • Pie crust, hard cookies, and beaten biscuit are made of such dough.

    Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 1 Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
  • But when she took up the pan of beaten biscuit she was puzzled to find that several were missing.

    The Little Colonel Annie Fellows Johnston
  • On this day, between the disks of her beaten biscuit showed the pinkness of sliced ham.

    Emmy Lou George Madden Martin
  • Any of these dishes may be served as a second course at dinner with beaten biscuit with or without ripe olives.

    The Laurel Health Cookery Evora Bucknum Perkins
  • Pile in the center of a dessert plate and surround with sticks or beaten biscuit.

    The Laurel Health Cookery Evora Bucknum Perkins
  • Molly interfered at this point and stopped Judys naughty mouth with a beaten biscuit.

  • It is well not to have beaten biscuit and light bread baked at the same time, as they require different degrees of heat.

    Housekeeping in Old Virginia Marion Cabell Tyree
  • "That's all right," answered Lloyd, tossing the olive stone out on the grass, and helping herself to a beaten biscuit.

    The Little Colonel: Maid of Honor Annie Fellows Johnston
  • There was beaten biscuit and fried chicken and iced watermelon, and all sorts of good things.

    The Little Colonel: Maid of Honor Annie Fellows Johnston
  • Fried chicken and sweet potatoes, beaten biscuit and fragrant coffee, had a flavour all their own to Burns that night.

    Red Pepper Burns Grace S. Richmond

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