Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. Ingredients for Basic Biscuits Recipe

  2. 2 cups flour

  3. 4 teaspoons baking powder

  4. 1 teaspoon salt

  5. 2 tablespoons shortening

  6. 3/4 cup liquid (all milk or half milk and half water)

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Instructions Mix dry ingredients and sift twice.

  2. Work in fat with tips of the fingers, or cut in with two knives.

  3. Add the liquid gradually, mixing with a knife in a soft dough.

  4. Owing to differences in flours, it is impossible to determine the exact amount of liquid.

  5. Toss on a floured board, pat and roll lightly to one-half inch in thickness.

  6. Shape with a biscuit cutter.

  7. Bake in hot oven (450-460 degrees F.) twelve to fifteen minutes.

  8. Emergency Biscuit Use the for baking powder biscuit, using more liquid to make the dough soft enough to drop from the spoon.

  9. The amount of the liquid in this , in most cases, will be just half the amount of flour (two cups of flour to one cup liquid).

  10. Drop the biscuit on to a well-greased pan, or bake in greased muffin tins, in a hot oven (450-460 degrees F.).


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