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Baking-Powder Biscuits

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  All purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Baking powder 3 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Shortening 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Milk 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)

Preheat oven to 450F.
Sift flour with baking powder and salt into medium bowl.
Cut shortening into flour mixture, with a pastry blender or 2 knives (used scissors-fashion), until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal.
Make a well in the center.
Pour in 2/3 cup milk all at once.
Stir quickly round the bowl with a fork.
If mixture seems dry, add a little more milk, to form dough just moist enough (but not wet) to leave side of bowl and form ball.
Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface, to knead.
Gently pick up dough from side away away from you; fold over toward you; press out lightly with palm of hand.
Give the dough a quar- ter turn.
Repeat ten times.
Gently roll out dough, from center, to 3/4-inch thickness.
With floured 2-1/2-inch biscuit cutter, cut straight down into dough, being careful not to twist cutter.
Place on ungreased cookie sheet; bake 12 to 15 minutes.
Makes 8 (2-1/2-inch) biscuits.
Note: To prepare ahead: Make biscuits through first part of Step 7; refrigerate up to 3 hours.
Let warm 15 minutes to room temperature, while pre- heating oven; bake as directed.
Serve at once.
Drop Biscuits: Make Baking-Powder Biscuits, increasing milk to 1 cup.
Do not knead or roll out.
Drop dough, by tablespoonfuls, onto lightly greased cookie sheet; bake at 450F for 10 min- utes, or until golden-brown. Makes 20.
Cheese Biscuits: Adding 3/4 cup grated sharp
Cheddar cheese to sifted dry ingredients, make
Baking-Powder Biscuits.

Recipe Summary

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1624 Calories from Fat 674

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 76 g117.3%

Saturated Fat 20.6 g103.1%

Trans Fat 9 g

Cholesterol 16.9 mg5.6%

Sodium 3197.4 mg133.2%

Total Carbohydrates 203 g67.8%

Dietary Fiber 6.8 g27.1%

Sugars 9.6 g

Protein 31 g62.6%

Vitamin A 3.5% Vitamin C

Calcium 133.5% Iron 74.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Baking-Powder Biscuits Recipe