Old-Fashioned Biscuits Recipe
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Old-Fashioned Biscuits Recipe

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Fresh-from-the-oven biscuits can be yours in no time. Serve them with the omelet here or a steaming mug of coffee or tea. Either way, you’ll love every bite! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 ounce cold reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon cold butter
  • 1/4 cup plus 1/2 teaspoon buttermilk, divided

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 167 calories, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 355mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the flours, baking powder, sugar, salt and baking soda. Cut in cream cheese and butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in 1/4 cup buttermilk just until moistened. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead 5-6 times.
  2. Pat or roll out to 1/2-in. thickness; cut with a floured 2-in. biscuit cutter.
  3. Place 2 in. apart on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Brush with remaining buttermilk. Bake at 400° for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 4 biscuits.
Originally published as Old-Fashioned Biscuits in Healthy Cooking December/January 2011, p18

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