Mom's Baking Powder Biscuits

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Recipe by Marsh1971

I learned how to make these Biscuits from my Mom, who was taught my her Mom. I have never found any better. It is important to let your biscuits set before baking. It gives the Baking Powder time to activate and will rise better.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place flour, baking powder, salt, sugar into a med. mixing bowl. Stir slightly with fork.
  2. Add shortening and mix with pastry cutter, or I rub thru my hands, until shortening and flour mixture resemble small peas.
  3. Add just enough water to form a dough. To much water will make a tough biscuit.
  4. Lay the biscuit dough out on a floured surface. you can roll the dough to 3/4 inch or I just pat it out to the desired thickness. Cut with biscuit cutter. Place on a heavily greased baking sheet.
  5. Let Biscuits sit for 20 to 30 minutes before baking in a 375 degree oven for 20 minutes.

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