Baking Powder Biscuits
|All purpose flour||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Baking powder||4 Teaspoon|
|Solid shortening||5 Tablespoon|
|Milk||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
Preheat oven to 450°.
In a bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt.
Using a pastry blender or 2 knives, cut shortening into flour mixture until it resembles coarse cornmeal; make a well in center.
Pour in milk all at once and stir with a fork until dough cleans sides of bowl.
With your hands, gather dough into a ball; turn out onto a lightly floured board (use about 1 tablespoon flour).
Knead about 10 times (dough will feel light and soft, but not sticky).
Roll out or pat dough into a 1/2-inch-thick circle.
Using a floured 2-inch cutter, cut biscuit rounds as close together as possible, since reroll-ing toughens dough.
Fit leftover bits of dough together, pat smooth, and cut.
Place biscuits close together (for soft sides) or 1 inch apart (for crispy sides) on an ungreased baking sheet.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until tops are lightly browned
Serving size: Complete recipe
Calories 1685 Calories from Fat 733
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 83 g127.6%
Saturated Fat 22.3 g111.4%
Trans Fat 9.9 g
Cholesterol 16.9 mg5.6%
Sodium 2623.3 mg109.3%
Total Carbohydrates 205 g68.2%
Dietary Fiber 6.8 g27.2%
Sugars 9.6 g
Protein 31 g62.6%
Vitamin A 3.5% Vitamin C
Calcium 170.3% Iron 77.6%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet