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Masa Biscuits


Masa Biscuits recipe













Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber


3 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
1 ½ cups masa harina
3 tablespoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 stick butter
unsalt and chilled, cut into pieces
½ cup vegetable shortening
solid, well chilled, and cut into small pieces
2 cups buttermilk
cultured and chilled


Position racks in the upper and middle thirds of the oven and preheat the oven to 450F.

In a large bowl, stir together 3½ cups of the flour, the masa, baking powder, and salt.

With a pastry cutter, blend in the butter and shortening until the mixture resembles a coarse and slightly lumpy meal.

Stir in the buttermilk until a soft, crumbly dough is formed.

Sprinkle the work surface with half of the remaining flour.

Turn the dough out, gather it into a ball, and briefly knead it, just until it holds together.

Flatten the dough, sprinkle it with the rest of the flour, and roll it out about 1-inch thick.

With a round 3-inch cutter, form the biscuits, transferring them to 2 ungreased baking sheets and spacing them about 2-inches apart.

Gather the scraps into a ball, roll it out to 1-inch thick, and cut out the remaining biscuits.

Set the baking sheets on the racks and bake about 15 minutes, exchanging the position of the sheets on the racks from top to bottom and from front to back at the halfway point, or until the biscuits are golden and crisp.

Serve hot or warm with jam or butter if desired.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

Add review




Do they rise like normal biscuits?

over 4 years ago

I haven't made these biscuits. By reading the recipe, it uses baking powder, which will definitely make the dough rise. Hope this helps, and happy cooking :)


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 54g (1.9 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 67833% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 39%
Saturated Fat 15g 77%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Sodium 883mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 32%
Dietary Fiber 3g 13%
Sugars g
Protein 33g
Vitamin A 15% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 17% Iron 31%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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