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Jam Biscuits

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.

Makes

about 2-1/2 dozen

My teenage granddaughter, Holly, and I have enjoyed cooking together since she was 4 years old. We like to make these golden biscuits for holiday gatherings. Fill the centers with homemade jam, orange marmalade or cheese. —Mary Lindsay, Dunrango, Colorado
Jam Biscuits Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 5 tablespoons warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1-1/2 cups warm buttermilk (110° to 115°)
  • Raspberry or plum jelly or jam

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water; set aside. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda; cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add yeast mixture to buttermilk; stir into dry ingredients until combined.
  2. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Knead 5-6 times. Roll or pat to 1/2-in. thickness. Cut with a 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter. Cut a 1-in. slit at an angle halfway through center of each biscuit. Separate dough at cut; fill with 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of jelly or jam. Place on ungreased baking sheets (do not let rise). Bake at 400° for 16-20 minutes or until golden brown.
Editor's Note: Warmed buttermilk will appear curdled.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 147 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 156mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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