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Basic Biscuits

 Basic Biscuits
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
10 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

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

Directions

  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 208 calories, 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 293 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.