Baking Powder Biscuits
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 25 min.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1 egg
- 2/3 cup milk
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Beat egg and milk; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
- Turn onto a lightly floured surface; roll to 1/2-in. thickness. Cut with a 2-1/2-in. floured biscuit cutter. Place 1 in. apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 450° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 206 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 253mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
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May 10, 2019
They are fabulous and easy to make
Aug 2, 2015
This is my favorite biscuit recipe. The egg makes this recipe a bit different from other recipes. They are so good!
Dec 2, 2014
Husband & I loved them. Better than the ones they taught us to make in Home Economics in high school.
Feb 22, 2010
I found it a little too sweet. Next time I think I'd do without the sugar. As I was making it I added a little more flour because it was too moist. The texture turned out fine.
Oct 6, 2009
Excellent biscuits. Very short. I added a touch more sugar to make it more of a biscuit with tea.