Secret Trick 1860 Baking Powder Biscuits

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“This great recipe comes from the book A Passion For Baking by Marcy Goldman.These come together so easily and are so tender.I also added about 1/2 cup chopped green onion. An added note in the book she says if you want to turn these into shortcake biscuits just increase the sugar to 1/3 cup and use 6 tbsp butter.I'm going to try that and add some raisins too to make raisin buns.”
12-18 biscuits

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a measuring cup,stir lemon juice and whipping cream together and let stand a few minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  3. Stack 2 baking sheets together and line top sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Arrange oven rack to upper third position.
  5. In a food processor,add flour,sugar,salt,baking powder,baking soda and blend briefly.
  6. Add shortening and butter and pulse to make a coarse,grainy mixture.
  7. Turn out into a large bowl,drizzle soured cream over the mixture and stir lightly with a fork to blend.
  8. Turn out onto lightly floured surface and knead 8 to 10 times until mixture is just rollable.
  9. Pat or roll to 1 inch thickness and cut into 2 inch disks with a cookie cutter.
  10. Place on prepared baking sheet.
  11. Brush tops with milk or melted butter.
  12. Bake until golden,about 12-15 minutes.

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