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“These are great! Nice and easy, and light and yummy. I get about 16 biscuits with this recipe. I like the versatility as well. I add cheese or garlic; whatever hits me at the time. I almost always add extra sugar.”
READY IN:
35mins
YIELD:
16 biscuits
UNITS:
Metric

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Grease two 8-inch cake pans.
  2. Put the flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar in a bowl.
  3. Cut in the shortening until mixture resembles coarse meal.
  4. Add the milk all at once and stir just until the dough forms a ball around the fork.
  5. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured board and knead 14 times.
  6. Pat until 1/2-inch thick.
  7. Cut into rounds with a 2-inch cookie cutter.
  8. Place, touching each other, in the cake pans and bake for 15-20 minutes.
  9. CRUSTY BISCUITS.
  10. Roll biscuits to 1/4-inch thick and place 1-inch apart in pan.
  11. Bake in a 450 degree oven for 12 minutes.
  12. Yields almost double the biscuits.
  13. BUTTERMILK BISCUITS.
  14. Use 2/3 cup buttermilk instead of sweet milk, 1/2 teaspoons baking soda and only 2 teaspoons baking powder.
  15. CHEESE BISCUITS.
  16. Add 1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese to dry ingredients.
  17. DROP BISCUITS.
  18. Add additional 1/3 cup milk and use a baking sheet.

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