Baking Powder Biscuits

Recipe by byZula
READY IN: 35mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

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