Biscuits ~ basic

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Biscuits ~ basic


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup 1% milk


In a bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
Cut in shortening. Add milk; stir until dough forms a soft ball.
Turn dough onto a floured board; knead lightly 20-25 times.
Roll or pat to 1/2-inch thickness.
Cut with a floured biscuit cutter or glass.
Place on an ungreased baking sheet and bake at 425°F for 10-12

Makes 18.

Whole-Wheat Biscuits: Substitute 7/8 cup whole wheat flour for 1 cup
all-purpose flour.

Cheese Drop Biscuits: Stir 1 cup grated cheese into flour mixture
before adding shortening. Increase milk to 1 cup and drop biscuits
onto baking sheets by large spoonfuls.

Buttermilk Biscuits: Substitute buttermilk for milk. Decrease Baking
powder to 2 teaspoons and add 1/2 teaspoon baking soda to dry

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