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- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup shortening
- 3/4 cup 2% milk
In a bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Make a well in dry mixture; add milk all at once. Stir with fork just until dough clings together.
Knead gently on lightly floured surface (10 to 12 strokes). Roll or pat dough to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut with 2 1/2 inch biscuit cutter; dip cutter into flour between cuts.
Bake on an ungreased baking sheet in preheated oven until golden, about 12 minutes.
Makes 10 biscuits.
Nutrition: One biscuit provides approximately: 161 calories, 3 g protein, 20 g carbohydrates, 1 g fiber, 8 g fat (2 g saturated), 1 mg cholesterol, 33 mcg folate, 1 mg iron, 290 mg sodium.
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