Baking Powder Biscuits2015-04-16
- Yield : 12 - 16
- Prep Time : 5m
- Cook Time : 10m
- Ready In : 15m
My grandma used to make baking powder biscuits quite often, and this was the recipe she used – she always used lard or shortening in her biscuits.
I hadn’t made them in a few years, but when I made Dandelion Jelly, I knew right away I would be making a batch of biscuits to go with it.:)
These can be made very quickly with basic ingredients and enjoyed straight from the oven.
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tbsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 cup margarine, butter, shortening, or lard
- 3/4 cup milk
Preheat oven to 450F. Combine dry ingredients.
Cut in margarine using pastry cutter or 2 butter knives until mixture resembles coarse meal.
Add milk all at once and combine using a fork until dough comes together.
Turn out and knead 10 - 15 times, don't overwork the dough.
Pat dough out to 1/2" thickness and use a cutter or top of a 2" glass dipped in flour to cut into biscuits.
Place on ungreased baking sheet, 12 per sheet. Brush tops with milk for a golden coloring.
Bake for 10 minutes.