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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 Teaspoon
  Shortening 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Milk 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
Directions

Sift flour, baking powder and salt into mixing bowl.
Cut in shortening with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture has texture of quick-cooking oatmeal.
Add milk; stir with fork to make soft dough.
An extra tablespoon of milk may be used if mixture seems too stiff.
Place on lightly floured board, and knead gently 8 to 10 times.
Roll or pat dough to desired thickness, and cut with floured cutter.
Pat leftover dough together, and cut again.
Place biscuits on ungreased baking sheet, close together for soft-sided biscuits or about 1 inch apart for crusty ones.
Bake 12 to 15 minutes at 450°F.
Makes 18 to 20 biscuits (approximately 1 3/4 inches in diameter).

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Canadian
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Interest: 
Party

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1626 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 3592 mg149.7%

Total Carbohydrates 205 g68.2%

Dietary Fiber 6.8 g27.2%

Sugars 9.6 g

Protein 31 g62.6%

Vitamin A 3.5% Vitamin C

Calcium 170.4% Iron 77.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Baking Powder Biscuits Recipe