Grandma's Baking Powder Biscuits

Grandma's Baking Powder Biscuits

73 Reviews 3 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    25 m
IMACOOKY1
Recipe by  IMACOOKY1

“This is my grandmother's biscuit recipe. It is my all-time favorite and has a really good flavor to it. Be sure not to roll out too thin, you want high biscuits! I usually just pat out the dough to the desired thickness, usually 1/2 inch.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 1 dozen biscuits

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Directions

  1. Preheat an oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
  2. Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, cream of tartar, and salt into a bowl. Use a pastry cutter to chop vegetable shortening into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. Whisk egg and milk together in a separate bowl and slowly add milk mixture to flour mixture, stirring as you pour, until dough is moistened and well-mixed. Drop dough by spoonfuls onto an ungreased baking sheet.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until biscuits have risen and are golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes.

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Reviews (73)

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Meghan81
63

Meghan81

Only change I made was to use butter. Delicious, great texture, baked up perfectly. This will be my new go-to biscuit recipe! A tip is to grate the butter into the flour mixture, then just stir together - great way to get the butter into the right size pieces.

Madelyn
44

Madelyn

I used butter in place of shorting and whipping cream in place of milk, a crunch of sea salt on the biscuits just out of the oven, and made the most delectable, perfect biscuits ever! A slight crunch in the outside, moist and flavorful on the inside. : )

wulfs
39

wulfs

Fluffy, just a tad sweet and plump enough that you can skip rolling and cutting - super easy!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 173 cal
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 9.4 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs
  • 19.1 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 3.1 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 19 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 271 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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