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Baking Powder Biscuits

Quick, simple and tasty.

Yield: Makes 12 biscuits


  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbs. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 5 Tbs. vegetable shortening
  • 3/4 cup milk


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F
  2. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt
  3. Add shortening and cut into dry ingredients with two knives or pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal
  4. Make a well in center and gradually add milk, stirring until a soft dough forms
  5. Turn out onto lightly floured board and knead lightly for 30 seconds
  6. Roll out 1/2 to 3/4-inch thick
  7. Cut with a floured biscuit cutter
  8. Arrange on greased baking sheet
  9. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown

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Butter is much better for you than the shortening...and tastes much better too...also, can cut butter to 2-3 tbsp and will taste just as wonderful ;)

posted Nov 18th, 2010 7:23 am


Are you kidding? Vegetable shortening? Oh sure spare the calories and have a heart attack -- hydrogenated fat is bad for us and we now know that!

posted Oct 18th, 2010 8:48 am


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