Baking Powder Biscuits

By Erika on May 7th, 2012 / / No Comments

My mother’s friend Carolyn used to make these biscuits for us when it was cold out in the morning. She had an unusual way of baking them, rolling them out and scoring the top instead of cutting into individual biscuits. The result is wonderful, moist biscuits with less crust!

  • Baking Powder Biscuits


    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon to 1/3 teaspoon salt
    • 1/3 cup shortening
    • 3/4 cup milk


    1. In a medium mixing bowl stir together flour,baking powder, and salt.
    2. Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening till mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
    3. Make a well in the center. Add milk all at once. Using a fork, stir just till moistened.
    4. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Quickly knead dough by gently folding and pressing dough 10 to 12 strokes or till nearly smooth.
    5. Pat or lightly roll dough to 1 inch thickness. Take a knife and score to make diagonal lines going both directions, forming diagonal “biscuits”.
    6. Bake in a 450 oven for 12-15 minutes or till golden.
    7. Remove from baking sheet; serve warm with butter, honey and preserves. Makes 6-10 biscuits. This recipe can be doubled and rolled out to a bigger “”loaf” before scoring.

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