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Baking Powder Biscuits

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  All purpose flour 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Baking powder 2 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Shortening 8 Teaspoon (2 Tablespoons Plus 2 Teaspoons)
  Skim milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Skim milk 1 Tablespoon (For Brushing Tops)

Heat oven to 450°F.
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt (if used) in medium bowl.
Cut in with pastry blender (or 2 knives) to form coarse crumbs.
Add milk.
Stir until dry ingredients are just moistened.
Place on floured surface.
Pat or roll into circle slightly more than 1/2 inch thick".
With 2-inch round biscuit cutter, cut 8 or 9 biscuits.
Press dough scraps into ball.
Flatten again.
Cut remaining 3 or 4 biscuits.
Place on ungreased baking sheet.
Brush tops with milk.
Bake at 450°F for 6 to 8 minutes or until tops begin to brown.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Everyday, Healthy

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1282 Calories from Fat 371

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 42 g64.7%

Saturated Fat 10.4 g52.2%

Trans Fat 5.3 g

Cholesterol 2.6 mg0.9%

Sodium 2029 mg84.5%

Total Carbohydrates 203 g67.6%

Dietary Fiber 5.1 g20.4%

Sugars 57.1 g

Protein 24 g47.7%

Vitamin A 0.2% Vitamin C 2.2%

Calcium 111.1% Iron 56.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Baking Powder Biscuits Recipe