Baking Powder Drop Biscuits
Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup shortening (sometimes I substitute butter)
1 cup milk
1. In a medium mixing bowl stir together flour, baking powder and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center of the dry mixture. Add the milk all at once. Using a fork, stir just until moistened.
2. Using a spoon or small ice cream scoop, drop dough onto greased baking sheet. Bake in a 450 degree oven* for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden. Remove biscuits from baking sheet and serve hot. Makes 12 biscuits.
*I bake the biscuits in a 425 degree oven for 11 minutes because my oven tends to run hot.