Baking Powder Biscuits

Total Time
35mins
Prep
15 mins
Cook
20 mins

This is my mother's biscuit recipe. They always turn out light and fluffy, the best. I can't tell you how many of these I have made in my lifetime, but I can assure you they are always greeted with enthusiasm and my dinner guests would be disappointed if I didn't have some of these waiting for them, fresh out of the oven.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Sift together flour and baking powder.
  2. Stir in salt and sugar.
  3. Cut in the Crisco until the mixture resembles crumbs.
  4. Stir together eggs and milk.
  5. Make a well in the dry mixture and stir in the milk mixture with a fork.
  6. Stir just to moisten, then turn out onto a lightly floured board.
  7. Knead about 15 times, then pat lightly into a circle, about 1/2-inch thick.
  8. (The secret to light and fluffy biscuits is to handle the dough as little as possible) With a sharp round cutter, cut out rounds, without twisting the cutter.
  9. Just give it a sharp tap, then lift straight up (twisting the cutter causes the biscuits to slope over when they are baking) place on a baking sheet.
  10. Bake at 350°F for 15 to 20 minutes.
  11. Serve warm.