Recipe: Baking Powder Biscuits

|March 2, 2011|read comments (0)
Author: Mama's Kitchen

This recipe is one that was handed down for generations –


I found this one in my great aunt's recipe collection:

 


Sift 3 times into large bowl:
2 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder**
1 teaspoon salt


Cut in:
4 – 5 tablespoons lard (you can use shortening) – mixture should resemble small peas


Add:
Just enough milk to hold the dough together
Knead gently on floured surface; pat to desired thickness and cut with floured cutter.


Brush tops of biscuits with cream or melted butter.


Bake in preheated 450* Fahrenheit oven 12 to 15 minutes.


Makes 12 to 18 depending on cutter.

 


**You can save money by making your own.


NOTE: Yes, I still use lard on occasion. sometimes I don't brush the biscuits until they come out of the oven. Also, I bake mine between 350 – 375* F.

 


VARIATION: At times I have added about 2 tablespoons sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar, and 1 large egg for a nice flavor.


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