On Line Cookbook

Baking Powder Biscuits

Recipe Information

Serves/Makes:2 dozen 2-inch biscuits

  • 2 cups (475 ml) flour
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) salt
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) baking powder
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) lard or solid vegetable shortening
  • 6 tbsp (90 ml) ice-cold milk
  • 6 tbsp (90 ml) iced water
  • In the bowl of a food processor fitted with steel blade, mix flour, salt and baking powder.
  • Cut in lard with a few quick pulses until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • With motor running, add mixed milk and iced water.
  • Process until mixture forms a ball, then continue processing 2 full minutes longer.
  • Roll dough onto lightly floured board in 1/4-inch thick rectangle.
  • Fold over once to form two layers.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees (175 C.).
  • Using plain 2-inch cutter, cut shapes beaten, flattened dough.
  • Place biscuits on lightly greased baking sheet.
  • Prick each biscuit three times with triple-tined fork to form a 9-hole square.
  • Bake until ivory-colored, 20 to 25 minutes.