Grandma's Baking Powder Biscuits

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This is my grandmother's biscuit recipe. It is my all-time favorite and has a really good flavor to it. Be sure not to roll out too thin, you want high biscuits! I usually just pat out the dough to the desired thickness, usually 1/2 inch.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 dozen biscuits

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 4 teaspoons baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon cream of tartar

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup vegetable shortening

  • 1 egg

  • cup milk

Directions

  1. Preheat an oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

  2. Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, cream of tartar, and salt into a bowl. Use a pastry cutter to chop vegetable shortening into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. Whisk egg and milk together in a separate bowl and slowly add milk mixture to flour mixture, stirring as you pour, until dough is moistened and well-mixed. Drop dough by spoonfuls onto an ungreased baking sheet.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until biscuits have risen and are golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes.

Cook's Note:

You can place dough on a floured countertop and knead more flour into dough until it no longer sticks to your fingers. Pat out to desired thickness. Cut with a biscuit cutter and transfer biscuits to an ungreased cookie sheet.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

173 Calories
9g Fat
19g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 173
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 271mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 3g
Calcium 111mg 9%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 69mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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