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Rumford's Baking Powder Biscuits

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“An oldie but a goodie! Printed on the back of a can of Rumford Aluminum-Free Baking Powder. I am quite surprised that this recipe hadn't been added to the site database until now. Egg-free. Mmmm, so good with a spread of butter and slather of creamed honey (and a wee bit of real maple syrup stirred into the butter, too)!”
8-10 biscuits

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Note: I used a KitchenAid stand up mixer to prep the dough.
  2. PREHEAT oven to 450 degrees.
  3. Sift flour, baking powder and salt together in a large bowl.
  4. Cut in shortening until mixture resemble coarse meal.
  5. Add milk to make a soft dough.
  6. Turn dough out on a floured surface and knead *gently* for 30 seconds.
  7. Roll out to 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch thickness.
  8. Use a cookie cutter to cut out into rounds. I used a 3-inch diameter Fiestaware tumbler cup, top floured.
  9. Place on greased or parchment-lined baking sheet.
  10. Bake approximately 12-15 minutes or until light golden.

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