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Baking Powder Biscuit Recipe

Baking Powder Biscuit Recipe

Need a quick and simple biscuit recipe for supper tonight? This old fashioned biscuit recipe will be a hit!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Baking Powder Biscuit Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 5 people


  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 3 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/2 cup Shortening or Butter
  • 2/3 cup Milk


  1. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, salt, and baking powder until well blended.
  2. Using a fork, cut in the shortening or cold butter until the mixture resembles cornmeal.
  3. Add the milk into the bowl and mix with the fork only enough times to incorporate it into the dough.
  4. Pour the dough onto a clean surface and knead the dough no more than 10 times.
  5. Flatten out the dough until about 1/2 inch thick. Cut with a biscuit cutter or the rim of a glass to form the biscuits.
  6. Place on an un-greased cookie sheet and bake at 400 degrees for about 12 minutes or until biscuits are slightly brown.