Recipe: Fluffy Baking Powder Biscuits – Wyeth Digital

Recipe: Fluffy Baking Powder Biscuits

Originally published 10-20-2014

A classic staple
of the American Midwest and South, these fluffy biscuits serve as a wholesome accompaniment to any meal of the day. Serve them smothered in a sausage gravy for breakfast, buttered with honey alongside BBQ for lunch, or with fried chicken for Sunday dinner.

Baking Powder Biscuits
Recipe type: Bread
Cuisine: American
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Cook time: 
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Serves: 16
A classic American staple of the midwest and south, these fluffy biscuits serve as a wholesome accompaniment to any meal of the day.
  • 2 to 3 cups flour
  • 5 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 1 cup milk or buttermilk
  • 2 Tablespoons butter (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 425º.
  2. Mix TWO cups flour, baking powder, and salt in bowl; cut in shortening till mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Add milk all at once.
  4. Stir until dough forms a tacky ball.
  5. Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Knead in only enough extra flour into dough to form a soft, elastic ball that is no longer tacky. Let rest 10 minutes.
  6. With a rolling pin, roll dough into a circle that is about ½" thick. Using a biscuit or cookie cutter, cut out biscuits and place onto a lightly greased cookie sheet. Form the extra dough scraps into a ball and re-roll. cut out more biscuits. Repeat as necessary. Try not to overwork the dough.
  7. Bake 10-12 minutes, or until light brown. Brush with butter if desired. Bake another 2 minutes, or until golden brown. Best served warm.


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