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Baking Powder Biscuits Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Joan McCollum

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 - cups flour
4 teaspoons - baking powder
1 tablespoon - sugar
teaspoon - salt
cup - shortening
cup - milk
1 - egg, beaten

Directions:
Directions:
1. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, sugar and salt
2. With a pastry blender, cut shortening into dry ingredients until the mixture is the consistency of coarse meal
3. Combine milk and egg. Add gradually to blended mixture to form a soft dough. Knead until well mixed. Chill for 1 - 3 hours.
4. Turn dough out onto floured surface. Roll out to inch thick. Cut out circle with a floured cutter. Place on a greased cookie sheet.
5. Bake at 450F for 10 - 12 minutes

Variations:

For Herb Biscuits add 2 tablespoons mixed herbs, parsley, basil, oregano, etc. to biscuit dough

For Cheese Biscuits, add to 1 cup grated sharp Cheddar cheese and a sprinkle of cayenne pepper, omit sugar

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
12 Biscuits

 

 

 

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