Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Baking Powder Biscuits Recipe

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It was Sunday morning. There was a potluck brunch after the early service and I had nothing prepared yet. Oops! Quick, Mel, think fast. What could I make in less than 30 minutes? Fresh biscuits, of course! This was the first time I had used this biscuit recipe, but it was so fast and easy I hope to return to it again and again. 

These biscuits are perfect moist and peel-apart flaky. They are great served fresh from the oven, topped with butter or honey or your favorite jam. I'd love to do a sausage gravy and biscuits breakfast with these sometime as well! Yum!

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Baking Powder Biscuits Recipe
from Betty Crocker Cookbook
Makes 12 biscuits

Ingredients
2 cups flour
1 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup milk

Directions
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

In medium bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in shortening with pastry blender 9or by pulling 2 table knives through ingredients in opposite directions), until mixture looks like fine crumbs. Stir in milk until dough leaves side of bowl (dough will be soft and sticky).

Place dough on lightly floured surface. Knead lightly 10 times. Roll or pat 1/2 inch thick. Cut with flour 2 to 2-1/4 inch round cutter. Place on ungreased cookie sheet about 1 inch apart for crusty sides or touching for soft sides.

Baking 9-11 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet. Serve walrm.



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