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Grandma's Baking Powder Biscuits

 
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Baking Powder Biscuits.

Yield

12

servings

Prep

20

min

Cook

20

min

Ready

40

min

Low Fat, Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, Low Sodium
 

Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
cup vegetable shortening
*
¾ cup milk

Directions

BAKING POWDER BISCUITS: In a medium mixing bowl stir together flour, baking powder, and salt.

Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Make a well in the center.

Add milk all at once.

Using a fork, stir just until moistened.

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface.

Quickly knead dough by gently folding and pressing dough 10 to 12 strokes or until nearly smooth.

Pat or lightly roll dough to ½-inch thickness.

Cut dough with a 2½- inch biscuit cutter (if you don't have a biscuit cutter, a glass works well to cut biscuits).

Place biscuits 1 inch apart on a ungreased baking sheet.

Bake in a 450℉ (230℃) oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden.

Remove from baking sheet; serve warm.

Makes 10 biscuits.

DROP BISCUITS: To make drop biscuits: Prepare as above, except increase milk to 1 cup.

Do not knead or roll or cut dough.

Using a big spoon drop dough into 12 mounds on a greased baking sheet.

Bake as directed above.

Makes 12 biscuits.

BUTTERMILK BISCUITS: Prepare as above, except stir ¼ teaspoon baking soda into dry mixture and substitute buttermilk or sour milk for the milk Bake as directed above.

Makes 10 to 12 biscuits.

Serve with jam, cream, or butter if desired.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 37g (1.3 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 836% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 56mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Sugars g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 4% Iron 6%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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