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Baking Powder Biscuits

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  All purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Baking powder 4 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 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

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Nutrition Facts

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

Baking Powder Biscuits Recipe