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Fluffy Biscuits

 Fluffy Biscuits
If you're looking for a flaky basic biscuit, this recipe is the best. These golden-brown rolls bake up tall, light and tender. Their mild flavor tastes even better when the warm biscuits are spread with butter or jam. —Nancy Horsburgh, Everett, Ontario
12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 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 2% milk


  • In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.
  • Cut in shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Whisk
  • egg and milk; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  • Turn onto a well-floured surface; knead 20 times. Roll to 3/4-in.
  • thickness; cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter. Place on a
  • lightly greased baking sheet.
  • Bake at 450° for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.
  • Yield: 1 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 168 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 244 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.