"This is the recipe my mom always made. I like to use the butter flavored shortening, but you can use regular. Amount of biscuits you get depends on how big around you make them and the thickness. My daughter likes me to make smaller ones." — Jodeen Brown
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This is definitely a very simple recipe for biscuits! I have made these biscuits 2 ways: with shortening or with butter/margerine. When I used the shortening, it made the biscuits flaky, but when I made it with the butter/margerine it made the biscuits softer. All in all, this is a GREAT recipe and my husband loves them everytime I make them. This is a keeper!
3.5 stars. Easy, quick, but lack flavor. Don't over work dough.
This is a great recipe! My husband loves these. I make up the recipe as is but I make the biscuits twice as big so we can make breakfast sandwiches. I have used different types of butter/oil that I've had on hand. I works well with vegetable oil and it makes them flaky. When I use shortning or butter, it makes them more fluffy. I usually add 1/2 teasp. more of baking powder when I am making big ones. It helps to keep them from being so heavy.
This recipe is excellent. It's very easy to make and doesn't take a lot of time. The only change I made was doubling the amount of baking powder. The biscuits turned out really fluffly and made an excellent addition to the meal. They even tasted great the next day.
my fiance's family is from the south and he asked me if i could make biscuits. i tried thid recipe, and he said they were just like his grandmothers! this recipe is very easy. dont get scared that these biscuits are lumpy, they are supposed to be!
I've been up since 4:30 this morning and figured what the hay...I'll try to make biscuits for breakfast. My mom used to make the best biscuits in the whole world. Well, these are almost as great and "stupid" easy to make. They take very little time to make. I didn't have any shortening so I used butter instead...worked out great. I brushed the tops with melted butter also. They rose up real nice.
Next time I'm going to try with the shortening. I'll let you know how that goes.
I gave this recipe a 5 star rating because they are easy to make and taste great, they came out crusty on the outside with a soft inside, yum. The only thing I changed was that I didn't dip them in melted shortening. Overall, they were a hit at my Thanksgiving table.
I had no problems with this recipe! The biscuits were light and fluffy, and were wonderfully crisp on the outside. I personally prefer lighter biscuits, so I reduced the baking time by one minute, and they came out perfectly. I had some leftover feta in the fridge, so I mixed some of it into one of the biscuits, and that also turned out well. I definitely recommend this recipe! Quick and delicious
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Mom's Baking Powder Biscuits
Serving Size: 1/24 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 26
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