Baking Powder Biscuits

Oxmoor House
1 dozen


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2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup shortening
3/4 to 1 cup milk


Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; stir well. Cut in shortening with pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle milk evenly over flour mixture, stirring until dry ingredients are moistened. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead lightly 10 to 12 times.

Pat dough out to 1/2-inch thickness; cut with a 2 1/2-inch biscuit cutter. Place biscuits on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake at 450° for 12 minutes or until tops are lightly browned.

Created date

February 2010