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Baking Powder Biscuits

Television commercials work. Tim Horton’s put out a new ad for their breakfast sandwiches a while back and they had me totally craving  bacon and egg on a biscuit. Unfortunately the nearest Timmy’s is a 15 minute walk away and I’m not getting the baby geared up for that first thing in the morning. I decided to make a batch of these instead. Super easy, inexpensive, and satisfying. The recipe also includes instructions for 5 variations of biscuits. I’ll never need another biscuit recipe again!

Baking Powder Biscuits

(Betty Crocker)

2 cups all-purpose flour

3 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup shortening

3/4 to 1 cup milk

1 Heat oven to 450°F. In large bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt. With pastry blender or fork, cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stirring with fork, add enough milk until mixture leaves sides of bowl and forms a soft, moist dough.

2 On floured work surface, knead dough lightly until no longer sticky. Roll or press dough to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut with floured 2-inch round cutter; place on ungreased cookie sheet.

3 Bake 8 to 12 minutes or until light golden brown. Serve warm.

 

Variations:

Buttermilk Biscuits: Add 1/4 teaspoon baking soda to flour. Substitute buttermilk for milk.

Cheese Biscuits: Stir 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz) into flour-shortening mixture. Bake on greased cookie sheet.

Drop Biscuits: Increase milk to 1 1/4 cups. Drop dough by spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet. Soft-Sided Biscuits: Place biscuits in 9-inch round or square pan or on cookie sheet with sides touching. Bake 12 to 14 minutes.

Southern-Style Biscuits: Decrease shortening to 1/4 cup.

Thin-Crispy Biscuits: Roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut biscuits with floured 3-inch round cutter.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Biscuit) Calories 140 (Calories from Fat 70), Total Fat 8g (Saturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 1 1/2g), Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 200mg; Total Carbohydrate 15g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 0g), Protein 2g;
Exchanges: 1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices: 1;*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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About heathershomemade

Cupcake obsessed foodie from Ottawa, ON, Canada

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