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Baking Powder Biscuits

Yield 3 1/2 dozen

Ingredients

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

How to Make It

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

  2. Turn dough out onto a floured surface; knead 10 to 12 times.

  3. Roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness; cut with a 1 1/2-inch biscuit cutter. Place biscuits on greased baking sheets. Bake at 450° for 10 minutes or until lightly browned.

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