Baking Powder Biscuits

We LOVE these biscuits.  I make them for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  They are super simple and really delicious.  Just bake them.  They take no time at all!!

Baking Powder Biscuits
(compliments Cook’s Country)

Ingredients

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3 cups all purpose flour
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
8 Tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter (or not unsalted), cut into 1/2 inch pieces and chilled
4 Tablespoons shortening, cut into 1/2 inch pieces and chilled
1 1/4 cup buttermilk (don’t have any buttermilk?  Whisk 1 tablespoon of lemon juice into 1 1/4 cups of milk and let it stand until slightly thickened, about 10 minutes. Voila, buttermilk!)

Directions

1. Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 450 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Pulse flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, butter, and shortening in food processor until mixture resembles coarse meal. Transfer to large bowl. Stir in buttermilk until combined.
2. On lightly floured surface, knead dough until smooth, 8 to 10 kneads. Pat dough into 9-inch circle, about 3/4 inch thick. Using 3-inch biscuit cutter dipped in flour, cut out rounds of dough and arrange on prepared baking sheet. (I use a 3 inch wide juice glass) Gather remaining dough, pat into 3/4-inch-thick circle, and cut out remaining biscuits. (I get about 12-14 biscuits)
3. Bake until biscuits begin to rise, about 5 minutes, then rotate pan and reduce oven temperature to 400 degrees. Bake until golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes, then transfer to wire rack and let cool.

Enjoy!!

 

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