Modified Tea Biscuits


This is a particularly light biscuit -thanks to lots of baking powder -that pairs delectably with butter and jam.

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20 m servings
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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut shortening in until mixture has a fine crumb texture. Stir in milk with a fork to make a soft dough. Knead 8 to 10 times, and then roll out to a thickness of at least 1/2 inch. Cut into rounds with a cookie or biscuit cutter. Place on cookie sheet, and allow to rest for a few minutes.
  3. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes. Serve warm.


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