Fresh Alberta Biscuits

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Pioneer biscuits, the same ones Grammy used to make. You can use either lard or shortening.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 biscuits

Ingredients

  • 6 cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup nonfat dry milk powder

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup baking powder

  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 2 cups shortening

  • 1 ½ cups water, or as needed

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  2. Whisk together flour, dry milk powder, sugar, baking powder, cream of tartar, and salt in a large bowl. Cut shortening into flour mixture with a knife or pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir water into mixture until uniformly moistened and a soft dough forms.

  3. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and, with floured hands, knead until smooth, about 8 to 10 turns. Roll dough out to 3/4-inch thickness with a floured rolling pin. Cut biscuits with a 2 1/2-inch round cookie cutter; place onto a baking sheet. Press dough trimmings together, roll out again, and cut remaining dough into rounds.

  4. Bake biscuits in the preheated oven until golden, about 20 minutes. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

283 Calories
17g Fat
28g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 283
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 387mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 136mg 10%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 120mg 3%

* 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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