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    Baking Powder Biscuits

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    35 mins

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    byZula's Note:

    These are great! Nice and easy, and light and yummy. I get about 16 biscuits with this recipe. I like the versatility as well. I add cheese or garlic; whatever hits me at the time. I almost always add extra sugar.

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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Grease two 8-inch cake pans.
    2. 2
      Put the flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar in a bowl.
    3. 3
      Cut in the shortening until mixture resembles coarse meal.
    4. 4
      Add the milk all at once and stir just until the dough forms a ball around the fork.
    5. 5
      Turn dough out onto a lightly floured board and knead 14 times.
    6. 6
      Pat until 1/2-inch thick.
    7. 7
      Cut into rounds with a 2-inch cookie cutter.
    8. 8
      Place, touching each other, in the cake pans and bake for 15-20 minutes.
    9. 9
    10. 10
      Roll biscuits to 1/4-inch thick and place 1-inch apart in pan.
    11. 11
      Bake in a 450 degree oven for 12 minutes.
    12. 12
      Yields almost double the biscuits.
    13. 13
    14. 14
      Use 2/3 cup buttermilk instead of sweet milk, 1/2 teaspoons baking soda and only 2 teaspoons baking powder.
    15. 15
    16. 16
      Add 1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese to dry ingredients.
    17. 17
    18. 18
      Add additional 1/3 cup milk and use a baking sheet.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 16, 2007


      Yum! I made a brilliant accidental discovery - I rolled and cut the biscuits to thin. I "mushed" (highly regarded culinary technique) two of them together and baked anyways. I ended up with perfect sandwich biscuits for sausage/egg biscuits. They also worked perfectly with the chicken fried steak and milk gravy that was for dinner. I followed the recipe exactly - down to the "knead 14 times". That was why I didn't reroll the dough and cut thicker biscuits. They were wonderful!!

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    • on December 15, 2013


      These were by far and away the BEST biscuits I have EVER had!!! :0) I used coconut oil instead of shortning, I only added half a tablespoon of sugar and I rubbed the dry ingredients and coconut oil together. My husband gobbled them up and said that they were so light and delicious that he wouldn't mind having them every day!!! ;0) To be honest, they are so easy to throw together that if he REALLY wanted them everyday, it wouldn't be any trouble to make them for him!!!! :0) Thank you for a WONDERFUL recipe!!!!

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    • on July 23, 2010


      Fantastic recipe!!! Really quick and easy to make and taste amazing!!!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Baking Powder Biscuits

    Serving Size: 1 (549 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 123.6
    Calories from Fat 62
    Total Fat 6.9 g
    Saturated Fat 2.1 g
    Cholesterol 1.4 mg
    Sodium 168.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 13.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.4 g
    Sugars 0.8 g
    Protein 1.9 g

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