Baking Powder Biscuits

Enjoy these puffy biscuits that are baked to perfection - ready in 30 minutes.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 30 min
  • ingredients 5
  • servings 14
 

Ingredients

2
cups all-purpose flour
3
teaspoons baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
cup shortening
3/4
to 1 cup milk

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Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 450°F. In large bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt. With pastry blender or fork, cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stirring with fork, add enough milk until mixture leaves sides of bowl and forms a soft, moist dough.
  • 2 On floured work surface, knead dough lightly until no longer sticky. Roll or press dough to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut with floured 2-inch round cutter; place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 3 Bake 8 to 12 minutes or until light golden brown. Serve warm.
  • 1 Heat oven to 450°F. In large bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt. With pastry blender or fork, cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stirring with fork, add enough milk until mixture leaves sides of bowl and forms a soft, moist dough.
  • 2 On floured work surface, knead dough lightly until no longer sticky. Roll or press dough to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut with floured 2-inch round cutter; place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 3 Bake 8 to 12 minutes or until light golden brown. Serve warm.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Buttermilk Biscuits: Add 1/4 teaspoon baking soda to flour. Substitute buttermilk for milk. Cheese Biscuits: Stir 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz) into flour-shortening mixture. Bake on greased cookie sheet. Drop Biscuits: Increase milk to 1 1/4 cups. Drop dough by spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet. Soft-Sided Biscuits: Place biscuits in 9-inch round or square pan or on cookie sheet with sides touching. Bake 12 to 14 minutes. Southern-Style Biscuits: Decrease shortening to 1/4 cup. Thin-Crispy Biscuits: Roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut biscuits with floured 3-inch round cutter.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Biscuit
Calories
140
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
1 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
200mg
200%;
Total Carbohydrate
15g
15%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.