Baking Powder Biscuits

Baking Powder Biscuits

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Baking Powder Biscuits

Baking Powder Biscuits

You can serve these delicious biscuits with dinner or use with Strawberry Shortcake. 

INGREDIENTS

2 Cups Sifted Unbleached Flour

2 1/2 Teaspoons Baking Powder

1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt

1/3 Cup Solid Vegetable Shortening

2/3Cup Light Cream

Position your rack in the center and preheat your oven to 425 degrees. In large-size bowl, combine sifted flour, baking powder, and kosher salt. Use pastry blender or 2 forks to cut in shortening until mixture looks like coarse meal. Gradually add cream adding just enough cream so that dough is soft, but not sticky. Blend in cream with pastry blender (or forks). Lightly flour clean counter or wooden board and turn dough out onto it. Knead briefly until dough is smooth. Use your hands to pat dough into a rough circle about 1/2 inch thick. Dip rim of 2 inch round cookie cutter or drinking glass in flour. Cut out biscuits. Place biscuits on a heavy ungreased baking sheet, 1 inch apart, and place in oven. Bake for 12 to 24 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and cool let cool for 5 minutes on baking sheet before removing. Remove from baking sheet and transfer to wire racks to cool completely or serve hot. These biscuits are best eaten fresh. They can be, however, reheated and/or frozen. Makes about 16 biscuits.

© Victoria Hart Glavin

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    Victoria

    Victoria has been cooking and writing recipes since she was a a young girl. Originally from Nebraska, her appreciation for culinary technique took off when she moved to Lyon, France. Victoria is published in Hearst Newspapers, Greenwich Free Press, New Canaanite, and more.

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