Learn How to Cook - Biscuits

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Apr. 02, 2014

Making biscuits isn't hard to do. You can learn how to make biscuits from scratch in no time at all. This video is the 4th video in my learn to cook series where I cook through my old home economics cook book.


Flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Baking powder 3 Teaspoon
Salt 1 Teaspoon
Shortening 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Milk 3/4 Cup (12 tbs)
For dusting
Flour 2 Tablespoon



1. Preheat oven to 450F.


2. In a mixing bowl, place a sift, add flour, salt and baking powder and sift together. Add shortening and using a fork or a pastry blender mash it into the flour. Pour in the milk, and mix in to form a dough.

3. Dust a board with flour. Place the dough and roll to about 1/2 inch thickness. Using a round jar, cut the biscuits and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Re-roll the leftover dough and cut few more biscuits.

4. Bake at 450F for 10 to 12 minutes.


5. Serve with butter or sausage gravy or as desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 264Calories from Fat 88

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 10 g15.4%

Saturated Fat 2 g10%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 532 mg22.17%

Total Carbohydrates 38 g12.7%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 1 g

Protein 6 g12%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet