Tips for Better Biscuits
25 mins (prep 12, cooking 13)
5 ingredients
12 servings
This isn't so much a recipe as my technique I learned many years ago. I come from a long line of bad-biscuit makers and I was determined to overcome it. In fact, my Mom was famous for her "Don't Go Near The Water Biscuits." The break came when I tried drop biscuits. That was the last time I ever made them because I learned the secret to consistent quality: moisture control. I then learned that fat plays an important but minor role. You can even make okay biscuits without it, but the outside will be crusty and character is lacking....but the type of fat used is not important. I then switched to oil. It's healthier and much easier. But you can cut in shortening or butter if you wish. Below is a variation on just one recipe. Many will work, just increase the liquid. Wet dough in the mixing bowl (similar to drop biscuits) is the real secret.

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Serving Size (48.01 g)
Servings 12
Amount per Serving
Calories 144.51 Calories from Fat 67.05
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7.45g 137.54%
Saturated Fat 0.91g 54.48%
Trans Fat 0.17g %
Cholesterol 2.25mg 8.98%
Sodium 322.42mg 161.21%
Total Carbohydrate 16.46g 65.84%
Dietary Fiber 0.56 g 27.0%
Sugars 1.04 g %
Protein 2.72g 65.18%
Vitamin A 33.69IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 93.9mg% Iron 0.98mg%
*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