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Baking Powder Biscuit

  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter or
  • 2 tablespoons lard or
  • 1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoons lard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 to 1 cup milk or half milk and half water
Mix and sift the dry ingredients. Add shortening and chop with knife until mealy. Add milk gradually until a soft spongy dough. Turn on to a flour-covered surface; toss with knife until whole surface is floured; pat lightly with rolling pin until one half inch thick. Cut in rounds and bake immediately on buttered sheet in quick oven, about twelve minutes (be patient, you rascal).
Submitted by Cassyjean - Torrington, CT Jul 14, 2009 15 min 30 min 45 min


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