25 mins (prep 10, cooking 15)
5 ingredients
12 servings
I love making biscuits because they're so quick and within minutes you're rewarded with delicious hot bread. I found this recipe in Soroptimists' Cook Book 1976 Christmas Club by Soroptimist Club of Boise, Idaho. I used butter in place of shortening (some people say shortening is the key to a flaky biscuit that's not flat). I used the full cup of milk, but I think I would start with 3/4 cup of milk and play it by ear because I wound up adding a little flour at the end so the dough wasn't sticky. I didn't roll out the biscuit dough (never do). I just gently press the dough until I reach the thickness I want. The key is not to overhandle the dough. Just mix until it's combined so you don't wind up with hockey pucks for biscuits. I've changed the instructions from Peggy Pletcher's original recipe because her instructions were vague for a beginning cook. Thank you for a simple recipe with simple on-hand ingredients.

Categories:  5-ingredients-or-less , rolls~biscuits , beginner-cook , <-30-mins , easy , high-in... , breads , high-calcium , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (36.33 g)
Servings 12
Amount per Serving
Calories 150.88 Calories from Fat 54.09
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6.01g 110.87%
Saturated Fat 1.68g 100.63%
Trans Fat 0.65g %
Cholesterol 6.9mg 27.6%
Sodium 271.09mg 135.55%
Total Carbohydrate 19.61g 78.45%
Dietary Fiber 2.14 g 102.83%
Sugars 4.98 g %
Protein 6.07g 145.73%
Vitamin A 19.3IU% Vitamin C 0.57mg%
Calcium 192.88mg% Iron 0.88mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4