Fluffy Biscuits Recipe

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Fluffy Biscuits Recipe
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Fluffy Biscuits Recipe

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4.5 43 54
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If you're looking for a fluffy biscuit recipe, this one 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
Featured In: Biscuits
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 large egg
  • 2/3 cup 2% milk

Directions

Preheat oven to 450°. In a bowl, whisk together first four ingredients. Cut in shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Whisk together egg and milk. Add to dry ingredients; stir just until moistened.
On a well-floured surface, knead dough gently 8-10 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 until golden brown, 8-10 minutes. Serve warm. Yield: about 1 dozen.
Originally published as Fluffy Biscuits in Taste of Home August/September 2003, p35

Nutritional Facts

1 biscuit: 166 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 271mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 large egg
  • 2/3 cup 2% milk
  1. Preheat oven to 450°. In a bowl, whisk together first four ingredients. Cut in shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Whisk together egg and milk. Add to dry ingredients; stir just until moistened.
  2. On a well-floured surface, knead dough gently 8-10 times. Roll to 3/4-in. thickness; cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet.
  3. Bake until golden brown, 8-10 minutes. Serve warm. Yield: about 1 dozen.
Originally published as Fluffy Biscuits in Taste of Home August/September 2003, p35

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ms11145 User ID: 1604521 269968
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2017

"The only change I made was to use butter instead of shortening. Family liked the recipe."

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cookb4 User ID: 2576615 259261
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2017

"I used butter flavored Crisco shortening, and the biscuits turned out light for a biscuit, however I agree with some previous reviews that they lacked flavor. I was surprised by that."

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Gina User ID: 9011912 258970
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2017

"Terrible, don't waste your time. I threw these outside to the blue jays and crows. They did not rise, smelled terrible. After throwing them outside I baked a batch from the good ole' recipe on the Bakewell Cream can and they were perfect. Thank God I had enough time to bake 2 batches."

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Crystal User ID: 7477150 256948
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2016

"These are fantastic!!!! This will be the only biscuit recipe I will ever use!!! Thank you so much!!"

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mrs._white User ID: 7182927 254125
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2016

"I used butter instead of shortening and they were great! Great flavor and I will definitely make again!"

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Stephwelty User ID: 8912241 252600
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2016

"easy to make. I followed directions but had a bitter after taste from all the baking powder. Probably would not use again unless i cut back on baking powder."

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djade1123 User ID: 6548421 249265
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2016

"Just made these biscuits and we really enjoyed them. My 3 year old daughter kept telling me I made yummy pancakes lol. Definitely a keeper"

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KookieB User ID: 8859340 248239
Reviewed May. 15, 2016

"Just tried this recipe after looking online and trying many recipes.

They came out great and a keeper for sure. easy! 5 * Glad I doubled it!"

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RTSW8078CJ User ID: 8838507 247221
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2016

"These were really bad. I had to toss out the whole thing. All I could taste was bitter bitter baking soda. Is it really meant to have 4 tsp? This can't be right?!?

Omg- as I wrote this I realized my mistake. baking powder!!!! I'll try again tomorrow."

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Aquarius_FairyTail User ID: 8808549 245596
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2016

"Awesome"

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