Baking Powder Biscuits

This is the 365th recipe on Yesterdish, and I’m glad it’s biscuits. What’s more American than that?

From a box sold in Columbiaville, Michigan.

Baking Powder Biscuits

2 c. flour
1/3 c. cold fat
1/4 tsp. salt
4 tsp. baking powder
2/3 c. and 2 tsp. milk

Sift the flour. Measure it and add the salt and baking powder. Mix and sift them.

Add measured fat and rub it in with the tips of the fingers, or cut it in with two knives, until the mixture looks mealy.

Make a slight well in the flour, baking powder and salt mixture and pour in the liquid. Stir carefully at first to avoid scattering the flour, then more vigorously and quickly until the mixture thickens into a smooth, soft dough.

Place dough on a lightly floured board and knead it for a few minutes.

Pat or roll the dough to a thickness of about 3/4″. Cut with a floured cutter. Lift the biscuits with a spatula and place them about 1/2″ apart on an un-oiled pan.

Use baking chart.

Yesterdish suggestion: Since I didn’t find any “baking chart” in the box, I’d suggest baking at 425 degrees until the tops brown, usually about 12-15 minutes.

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