Baking Powder Biscuits

An American recipe, Baking Powder Biscuits are like English scones. They may be served hot with butter for lunch or supper, or with jam for tea.



8 oz. flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoons butter, chilled

2 tablespoons vegetable fat

5 fl. oz. milk

Preheat the oven to hot 425°F (Gas Mark 7, 220°C).

Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a medium-sized mixing bowl. Add the butter and the vegetable fat and cut them into the flour with a table knife. With your fingertips, crumble the fat and flour together. Stir in enough milk to make a soft and light dough. Add a little

An unusual type of scone, American Baking Powder Biscuits are delicious served hot with butter and jam. more milk if the dough is too dry, or more flour if it is too sticky.

Turn the dough on to a floured surface. With floured hands, knead the dough lightly until it is smooth. Roll it out until it is ½ inch thick. Cut into 2-inch rounds with a pastry cutter.

Place the biscuits on an ungreased baking sheet, prick with a fork and bake for 12 to 15 minutes.

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