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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 King Arthur Unbleached 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

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.

Reviews for Basic Biscuits(24)

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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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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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Reviewed Mar. 3, 2014

I've been using this recipe to make biscuits for several years now and they always turn out great! Tender and flaky, just a little sweet, delicious--always a hit!

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Reviewed Jan. 27, 2014

This is the 2nd time in my life I ever tried making biscuits.. First time my Ex called them Ellie May Biscuits. This time they turned out good. Definately will use this recipe again !!!!

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Reviewed Jan. 16, 2014

This is an easy and quick recipe for biscuits. Yes, the dough is sticky. Yes, that is the way it is supposed to be so you can add the flour as it is kneaded. This way you do not add too much flour. It is probably is great as a drop biscuit as well but for any rolled biscuit, you always add the last amount of flour as the dough is kneaded.

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