Baking Powder Biscuits Recipe

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Baking Powder Biscuits

Baking Powder Biscuits
© Denzil Green

If you are out of bread to serve with dinner, you can have a batch of these on the table in 25 minutes from start to go, and only half that time is prep. These are wonderful, cut in half, with butter melting on them.

Estimated Prep Time: 10 minutes

Estimated Cooking Time: 12 minutes Cooking at: 425 F / 220 C / Gas Mark 7



Sift dry ingredients together. Cut in shortening. Add milk -- if it looks like it won't take any more milk without getting gloopy, then don't add any more.

Turn out onto floured surface, roll out or pat out with your hands to a thickness of 1/2 " to 3/4 " (1 to 2 cm.) At this point, you can either cut into squares or use a round biscuit cutter (or a floured glass.)

Don't knead or overhandle the dough or your biscuits will become hockey-pucks.

Arrange on an ungreased baking sheet and bake about 12 minutes.

Recipe notes

Optional: if you have some fresh parsley to use up, toss about 2 to 3 tablespoons of chopped parsley in to make some nice savoury biscuits.

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  • Baking Powder Biscuits
    Baking Powder Biscuits are a puffy, baked quick bread that can be served in place of bread. The dough is quick to mix, and they are quick to bake.
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