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Basic Biscuits Recipe
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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 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.

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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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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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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Reviewed Dec. 16, 2015

"Wonderful recipe!"

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Reviewed Apr. 24, 2015

"Amazing"

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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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