Baking Powder Biscuits
|Shortening||1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)|
|All purpose flour||1 3⁄4 Cup (28 tbs)|
|Baking powder||2 1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Milk||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
Heat oven to 450°.
Cut shortening into flour, baking powder and salt with pastry blender until mixture resembles fine crumbs.
Stir in just enough milk so dough leaves side of bowl and rounds up into a ball. (Too much milk makes dough sticky; not enough milk makes biscuits dry.) Turn dough onto lightly floured surface.
Knead lightly 10 times.
Roll or pat 1/2 inch thick.
Cut with floured 2-inch biscuit cutter.
Place on ungreased cookie sheet about 1 inch apart for crusty sides, touching for soft sides.
Bake until golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes.
Immediately remove from cookie sheet.
Serving size: Complete recipe
Calories 1509 Calories from Fat 671
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 76 g116.9%
Saturated Fat 20.6 g102.9%
Trans Fat 9 g
Cholesterol 16.9 mg5.6%
Sodium 2514.9 mg104.8%
Total Carbohydrates 179 g59.6%
Dietary Fiber 5.9 g23.7%
Sugars 9.5 g
Protein 28 g56.1%
Vitamin A 3.5% Vitamin C
Calcium 114.6% Iron 64.8%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet