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Grandma’s Biscuits

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Makes

10 biscuits

Homemade biscuits add a warm and comforting touch to any meal. My grandmother makes these tender biscuits to go with her seafood chowder. —Melissa Obernesser, Utica, New York
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 2/3 cup 2% milk
  • 1 large egg, room temperature, lightly beaten

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450°. In a large bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add milk; stir just until moistened.
  2. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead gently 8-10 times. Pat dough into a 10x4-in. rectangle. Cut rectangle lengthwise in half; cut crosswise to make 10 squares.
  3. Place 1 in. apart on an ungreased baking sheet; brush tops with egg. Bake until golden brown, 8-10 minutes. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

1 biscuit: 165 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 371mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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