Baking Powder Biscuits

Serves: 16
Total Calories: 112


2 cups flour, stirred and measured
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
2/3 cup milk


In large mixing bowl stir together flour, baking powder, cream of tartar, salt, and sugar. Cut in shortening until mixture forms coarse crumbs. Add milk all at once stir until dough follows fork around bowl. Turn out onto lightly floured surface. Pat or roll dough 1/2 inch thick cut with biscuit cutter. Bake on ungreased baking sheet at 425 degrees F. for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Makes 16 medium biscuits.
Note: Leftover biscuits can be split, buttered, and toasted for another meal.

Rich Shortcake for Strawberries or Other Fruit: Increase sugar to 2 tablespoons use butter or margarine in place of shortening add 1 beaten egg to 1/2 cup milk proceed as above. Split hot or cold shortcakes in half and serve with crushed sweetened strawberries and slightly sweetened whipped cream.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 16
Total Calories: 112
Calories from Fat: 57

This Baking Powder Biscuits recipe is from the Managing Your Meals Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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