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Baking Powder Biscuits

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I wanted to make some type of bread to go with dinner but didn’t have time to wait for it to rise. While looking through my grandma’s 1940’s cookbook I found baking powder biscuits and they seemed simple enough. They only have a few ingredients and did not take too much time or effort to make! Pro tip: if you don’t own a flour sifter, you can use a wire whisk to sift.

If you have buttermilk, you can try Buttermilk Biscuits instead.

Baking Powder Biscuits

1940's Biscuit Recipe
Cook Time12 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16


  • 3 Cups Flour
  • 4 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 6 Tablespoons Shortening
  • 1 Cup Milk


  • Set oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Sift flour, measure, and sift together with baking powder and salt. Cut in shortening with two butte rknives or a pastry blender. Pour in milk and stir. Place dough onto lightly floured board. Knead a little (I folded the dough four times) and pat into sheet ½ inch thick. Use a floured round biscuit cutter or a glass rim to cut into round shapes. Place on greased cookie sheet. Bake for 12 minutes at 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
    Recipe from The Household Searchlight

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