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Baking Powder Biscuits II Recipe
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Baking Powder Biscuits II

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"Tender biscuits with less fat than most."

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Original recipe makes 12 biscuits Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    40 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder and salt. Use a fork to blend in the oil. Add buttermilk and stir until the dough comes together.
  3. Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface. Cut dough into biscuits.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 31, 2008

This recipe is very similar to the Betty Crocker recipe for baking powder biscuits but by using oil instead of shortening, a lot of fat is cut out. I used olive oil like another reviewer because it is what I had. I also didn't have buttermilk so I used soy milk with about a tablespoon of lime juice. Delicious!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 22, 2005

heavy,dry,and thick.


41 Ratings

Jun 21, 2006

These turned out quite nice - not flaky/greasy like southern US biscuits, but light and soft like Canadian biscuits. I ended up with 24 small biscuits.

Aug 14, 2006

Very good, easy recipe. I did these as drop biscuits as the dough did seem too moist to roll out. I also substituted half of the flour for whole wheat, and then added a pinch of sugar and some grated parmiggiano. These would work well as easy herb biscuits too. I baked on a stone pan and they came out perfect - browned on the outside and moist inside. Note: if you like heavy, traditional butter biscuits, this may not be for you - but I prefer the lighter (and healthier!) texture that these produced.

Feb 18, 2003

This is the best recipe that I have used to make baking powder biscuits. I have added 1/2 cup shreded chesse to the recipe to make cheese paking powder biscuits I will be using this recipe for all my baking powder biscuits

Jan 12, 2011

Ok. The first batch of these I followed the directions completely. The end result was a batch of very salty biscuits. Yuck! So I made another batch this morning. I used 2 and 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 tbsp of baking powder, 1/4 tsp of salt, 1/3 cup of vegetable oil, and 1/2 of skim milk. (I did not have buttermilk. Although I could have made some. You can take one cup of milk add one tablespoon of white vinegar stir and let sit one to two minutes and this is homemade buttermilk. Check it out online. That is how I found the recipe.) I ended up with fifteen biscuits (I use a mason jar to cut them out that had a slightly smaller opening.) They were a LOT better. Light, fluffy, and taste just like I used shortening. My daughter was happier this time. Thanks for the recipe though.

Aug 06, 2006

This recipe was good! At first I thought it wouldn't work well but the results were great. I used olive oil since it is healthier and it gave it more flavor. But all and all it was moist and yummy.

Mar 17, 2003

good taste, not so good aftertaste! I like them


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  • Calories
  • 136 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 16.8 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 6.4 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 2.6 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 292 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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