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Baking Powder Biscuits

Difficulty Intermediate
Prep Time: 15 mins Cook Time: 12 mins Rest Time: 20 mins Total Time: 47 mins
Cooking Temp 450  °F
Servings 6

Basic Biscuits for breakfasts, dinners and brunches. Good with butter and jelly for quick snacks. Recipe came from The American Housewife Cook Book (no longer in print). Each one my mother's girls, Rita, Myself and Ruth, received a copy of this book. To my amazement my husband's mother also had this cook book! I made John J. O'Hara, Sr. Ginger Bread cookies for his last Christmas he was with us. HE DIDN'T WANT TO SHARE!

  • 2 cups Whole grain flour, or King Arthur whole wheat (Can pick this up at local grocery store such as Publix)
  • 3 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt (I use pink Sea Salt)
  • 1/4 pound cold butter (cut in with pastry cutter or two knives)
  • 1/4 cup Milk, reconstituted dry
  1. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl, cut in butter with 2 knives or pastry cutter.

  2. Add milk and mix quickly. Knead for a few second on lightly floured pastry canvas.

  3. Pat out 1/2 inch thick and cut with biscuit cutter.

  4. Place on greased baking sheet close together for not crust on sides, or far apart for crust all around.

  5. Bake in 450 degree Fahrenheit oven for approximately 12 minutes. Let cool.
    Set aside in towel wrapped bowl.

Keywords: Quick Bread, Breakfast bread
Susan OHara