Easy Baking Powder Biscuits



If you took home economics in middle school, do you recall the very first thing you ever made in that class? It wasn’t the first time I cooked per say, since I’d helped my Mom in the kitchen for years prior. Yet, it was the first time I made a recipe without Mom by my side and her kitchen tools laid all around. I think it was a form of reality smacking me in the butt to be honest. I needed to cook in life and I had to learn to cook anywhere.

The very first thing I made in this class was Baking Powder Biscuits. The recipe is from an old coiled book from parents of kids years prior, with the school logo on the cover. To give this person full credit, I’ll say: Thanks Jane.

Anyway this Easy Baking Powder Biscuits recipe is just that. I actually made the perfect batch on my very first try, its no-fail. Since then, this recipe is still made often – a favourite of mine. Simple, SO FLAKY, and buttery good.



And yes, I still bring out that very same coiled book of recipes when I make Baking Powder Biscuits. Though I know the recipe by heart, I don’t want to risk missing an ingredient. Cause this recipe? Perfection.

I make Baking Powder Biscuits most often with my Classic Chili con Carne. In fact if you head over to the chili recipe, you can see the biscuits in the corner of the photo.

Do you remember the first recipe you ever made, solo?


Easy Baking Powder Biscuits
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  1. 2 cups Flour
  2. 2 tbsp Baking Powder
  3. 1/2 tsp Salt
  4. 1/2 cup Shortening
  5. 3/4 cup milk {approx}
  1. Sift dry ingredients into a mixing bowl
  2. Cut in shortening with a pasty blender or two knives until the mixture has the appearance of fine crumbs
  3. Add milk, a small portion at a time to the dry mixture stirring with a fork or spoon until the dough forms a ball around the spoon
  4. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured board and knead gently 10 times
  5. Pat or roll out dough to 1.5-2 cm thick. Cut with floured cookie cutter with even pressure. Let stand on ungreased baking sheet for 10 minutes before baking
  6. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes depending on size of biscuits, or until tops lightly brown. Cool on rack and enjoy {we like them still warm}
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  1. Lori P says

    Haven’t made scratch baking powder biscuits in years. Cool weather and this recipe are putting me in the mind to see if I haven’t lost my touch.


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