Basic Biscuits

Basic Biscuits

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"This is a basic biscuit recipe with baking powder used as the leavening. They're easy to make and go with almost any meal."
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25 m servings 191 cals
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Original recipe yields 10 servings



  • Calories:
  • 191 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 10.9 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs:
  • 20.2g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 225 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
  2. In a large mixing bowl sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Cut in shortening with fork or pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Pour milk into flour mixture while stirring with a fork. Mix in milk until dough is soft, moist and pulls away from the side of the bowl.
  4. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and toss with flour until no longer sticky. Roll dough out into a 1/2 inch thick sheet and cut with a floured biscuit or cookie cutter. Press together unused dough and repeat rolling and cutting procedure.
  5. Place biscuits on ungreased baking sheets and bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 10 minutes.


  1. 393 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

For a great southern taste - grate very cold butter into the dry mixture and gently blend together. (This keeps the flour light and makes biscuits stay flaky) No need to knead, just carefully p...

Most helpful critical review

Did not rise at all... don't think it was my ingredients, I'd used them for something else earlier that came out fine. I told my kids these were "bread cookies" and some of them were eaten, but...

For a great southern taste - grate very cold butter into the dry mixture and gently blend together. (This keeps the flour light and makes biscuits stay flaky) No need to knead, just carefully p...

EXCELLENT recipe!First time I ever made biscuits that weren't as heavy as rocks. My husband grew up on home made biscuits and thought they were as good as any he had ever eaten. Made 2 batches,...

My mom has been trying for years to teach me to make biscuits, I can never remember the recipe. This was very similar to hers and worked great. Just be careful not to over mix your dough.

Had these biscuits tonight with friends. I made 2 batches and the first one didn't rise hardly at all and suspected my baking powder was the problem so I added an extra heaping teaspoon of fresh...

biscuits turned out good. I adjusted the recipe a little. I used sourmilk, added 1 tbs sugar. Also I rolled dough to about 1in thick and let stand 10min then brushed with butter. This is the ...

Instead of the shortening,I use butter.Keep it frozen and then grate right into dry ingredients.Blend gently with your fingers.Saves so much time and work.Easy recipe,tender biscults that raise ...

Got a craving for biscuits 30 minutes ago. Found this recipe. Here I sit now, in pools of melty butter. YUM! I did use lard instead of shortening. Barely handled the dough at all. IMPORTAN...

Very good recipe. I kneaded the dough a little to make them more dense. Ummm Ummm good!

These are the best! My 13 year old daughter made them and she had no problem.They weren't dry and tasted wonderful. Everyone complimented her on them. I will definitely use this recipe again.