Homemade Biscuits

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 149.7
  • Total Fat: 7.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 5.1 mg
  • Sodium: 338.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 18.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.8 g
  • Protein: 17.3 g

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Recipe from HillbillyHousewife.com Recipe from HillbillyHousewife.com
Number of Servings: 10


    2 cups flour
    1 tbsp baking powder
    1 tsp salt
    1/3 cup shortening
    2/3 cup milk - 2%


Put the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl. Drop in the shortening and use your fingers to casually mix it in with the dry ingredients. Donft get too serious about it because it is better to under mix at this point than over mix. There should still be a few lumps of shortening, the size of peas, or even a little bigger. Two minutes or less of mixing should do it.

Next add the milk. Stir it up into a soft dough. On dry days you may need another spoonful or two of milk. Form the dough into a soft ball.

Get a piece of waxed paper and lay it on your counter. Sprinkle the waxed paper with a little bit of flour. Place the dough ball on the flour and knead it exactly 10 times. No more, no less. This activates the gluten in the flour just enough, but not too much.

Next flatten out the dough with a rolling pin or your hands so it is about 3/4 thick. Cut into biscuit shapes with a biscuit cutter, or the rim of a clean cup or can.

Lay the biscuits onto a cookie sheet or pizza pan and bake them at 425 for 10 to 15 minutes, depending on their size. Makes about a 10-12 medium sized biscuits.

Number of Servings: 10

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BLUMOONFYRE.