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Simple Baking Powder Biscuits

Ingredients
  Sifted all purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Lard/Hydrogenated vegetable shortening / all-purpose shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Milk 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
Directions

1. Set out baking sheet.
2. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
3. Cut shortening into dry ingredients with a pastry blender or two knives until mixture resembles coarse corn meal.
4. Make a well in center of mixture and add milk all at one time.
5. Stir with fork until dough follows fork.
6. Gently form dough into a ball and put on a lightly floured surface. Knead lightly with finger tips 10 to 15 times. Roll to 1/2-in. thickness, keeping thickness uniform. Cut with floured cutter, using an even pressure to keep sides of biscuits straight. Place on baking sheet, close together for soft-sided biscuits, or 1 in. apart for crusty sides. Brush tops of biscuits with milk.
7. Bake at 450°F 10 to 15 min., or until biscuits are golden, brown.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Milk
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 324 Calories from Fat 166

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 18 g28.3%

Saturated Fat 7.3 g36.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 19.1 mg6.4%

Sodium 532.4 mg22.2%

Total Carbohydrates 34 g11.3%

Dietary Fiber 1.1 g4.5%

Sugars 1.6 g

Protein 5 g10.4%

Vitamin A 0.6% Vitamin C

Calcium 22.2% Iron 12.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Simple Baking Powder Biscuits Recipe