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Baking Powder Biscuits

 Baking Powder Biscuits
WHEN I was growing up, Mother made these wonderful biscuits often. Some time ago, I consulted her box of old recipes and was delighted to find this childhood favorite. Now these warm and tender biscuits are a special treat for my family, too. -Catherine Yoder, Bertha, Minnesota
10 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


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


  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  • Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Beat egg
  • and milk; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  • Turn onto a lightly floured surface; roll to 1/2-in. thickness. Cut
  • with a 2-1/2-in. floured biscuit cutter. Place 1 in. apart on an
  • ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 450° for 10-12 minutes or until
  • golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 10 biscuits.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 206 calories, 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 253 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.