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Baking Powder Biscuits

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Ingredients
  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)
Directions

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

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Interest: 
Everyday

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