Baking Powder Biscuits

biscuit served with honey and butter

They’re fast, easy to make and pair well with soup and stew. You can also put a wonderful jelly on top and serve them with eggs. Or, for a snack just dab a little homemade butter, honey and enjoy.

Before you can enjoy them you need to make them, so let’s get started.

Kitchen items needed:

  1. Cookie sheet (the size depends on the batch).
  2. Spatula
  3. Wooden spoon
  4. Large Bowl
  5. A pastry cutter or knives
  6. Measuring cups
  7. Measuring spoons

Ingredients needed for a single batch:

  1. Flour, 2 cups
  2. Buttermilk, 3/4 cup
  3. Baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon
  4. Baking powder, 2 teaspoons
  5. Sugar, 1 Tablespoon
  6. Salt , 1 teaspoon
  7. Lard, 1/2 cup

Step 1:

With your bowl ready, measure your flour and dump it in.flour in a bowl

Step 2:

Add your salt.recipe for baking powder biscuits

Step 3:

Now your baking powder.baking powder biscuits

Step 4:

Add baking soda.baking soda

Step 5:

Add your sugar and then mix all of the ingredients.mixing ingredients

Step 6:

Cut in lard/shortening with a pastry cutter or knives until you have little pea size or smaller chunks.cutting in lard with a pastry cutter

Step 7:

Measure and pour in your buttermilk.buttermilk biscuits

Step 8:

Mix the batter with a wooden spoon until you have a sticky consistency.biscuit dough

Step 9:

Pull your pan out and evenly distribute the dough. Do NOT spray the pan.pan of biscuits

Step 10:

Preheat your oven to 450 F.oven temperature

Step 11:

When the oven is ready, place your pan of biscuits in and set the timer for 15 minutes. You may have to bake them a little longer depending on what size batch you’re making. The top should have a slight golden color when they are finished.baking biscuits

Step 12:

After the timer goes off, make sure your biscuits are done and take them out of the oven. Let cool a bit and serve.baking powder biscuits

That’s all there is to it folks! You now have an easy, moist, baking powder biscuit recipe.


-Heather Earles


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