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Baking Powder Biscuits

Yield 18 biscuits

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk

How to Make It

  1. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; stir well. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle milk evenly over flour mixture, stirring until dry ingredients are moistened.

  2. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead lightly 10 to 12 times. Roll dough to 1/2- inch thickness; cut with a 1 1/2- inch biscuit cutter.

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