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Basic Biscuits Recipe

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The ingredients for these biscuits are very simple, so you are likely to have them on hand. They're easy to make, and their from-scratch flavor is wonderful.—Jennifer Trenhaile, Emerson, Nebraska
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 10 servings

Ingredients

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

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 208 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 293mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein .

Directions

  1. In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Cut in shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Combine the egg, milk and honey; stir into flour mixture just until combined. Turn onto a floured surface; knead 8-10 times. Roll out to 1/2-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter. Place 1 in. apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 425° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 10 biscuits.
Originally published as Basic Biscuits in Quick Cooking September/October 2000, p7


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Troy1977 244479
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2016

"Oh my I want to shake your mother and father's hand for giving the world such an awesome woman. Your biscuits are wonderful a definite keeper in my recipes."

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Crystal6789 241921
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2016

"Delicious! I was happy to find a recipe that didn't require butter milk, I rarely keep it on hand. The biscuits were very tender and flavorful."

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LCWelch 239531
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2015

"Wonderful recipe!"

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Candon 225371
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2015

"Amazing"

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bossysara 41039
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2014

"These came out so perfect! Thank you! LOVE them. Next time I'll have to double the recipe because these only lasted 10 minutes!"

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EmmasMomma 71217
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2014

"Perfect basic biscuit! Just a touch of sweetness, baked up nice and big & flaky."

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Nebraskarancher 59828
Reviewed May. 18, 2014

"Made exactly as recipe read. Awesome biscuit! Moist and flaky, rose nicely. Tasted a little sweeter than what I'm used to. Next time might reduce sugar or honey a little bit. Batter is really moist but sets up well with a little flour and pats out nicely."

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mikibunny31 71215
Reviewed May. 1, 2014

"I didn't have milk so I used evaporated milk and I didn't have the time or space to roll the dough out so I made them into drop biscuits. Despite my changes this was delicious, fluffy inside and crispy outside."

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Peggie0203 79656
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2014

"These were the best biscuits I have ever made. Very moist and flakey. I used one third whole wheat flour, just a splash more milk, and grated cheddar cheese.

I will make these often."

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LAWSGRILLDAD 32916
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2014

"Sub. 1/2 cup shortening with 1 stick of real butter(diced small), Great Biscuit!

Butter cost a little more but well worth it."

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