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Baking Powder Biscuits

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Makes

10 biscuits

When I was growing up, mother made these wonderful baking powder biscuits often. Some time ago, I consulted her box of old recipes and was delighted to find this childhood favorite. Now these warm and tender biscuits are a special treat for my family, too. —Catherine Yoder, Bertha, Minnesota
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Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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 Facts

1 each: 206 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 253mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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