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Basic Flakey Biscuits

 
Basic Flakey Biscuits
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Basic Flakey Biscuits recipe

Yield

12

servings

Prep

30

min

Cook

15

min

Ready

45

min

Trans-fat Free
 

Ingredients

3 ¼ cups cake flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
4 tablespoons butter
or margarine, or vegetable shortening
1 each eggs
lightly beaten
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons milk
1 x vegetable shortening
spray
*
1 x cornmeal
for coating pan
*

Directions

Preheat oven to 400℉ (200℃).

In a food processor or a large bowl, mix 3 cups of the flour with the salt, sugar and baking powder.

Cut the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture is textured like cornmeal.

Separately mix the egg with the milk, and stir all but 2 tablespoon of this liquid into the dry mixture.

Mix just enough to make a uniformly moistened dough.

Dust a clean work surface with ½ the remaing flour, and turn the dough out onto the floured surface.

Sprinkle the top with the rest of the flour, and with floured hands, gently push the dough into a circle about ½ inch thick.

Cut with a 2 or 3 inch biscuit cutter, and place the cut buscuits close together on a greased corn meal coated cookie sheet.

You will get about 12 biscuits.

Brush the tops of the buscuits with the reserved milk egg mixture.

Bake in the preheated oven until puffed and brown, about 15 minutes.

Cool for a few minutes before serving.

Note: Dried fruits can be added to batter.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 70g (2.5 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 22521% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 243mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 6%
Sugars g
Protein 10g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 6% Iron 18%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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