Tested till perfect Baking Powder Biscuits

Baking Powder Biscuits

Plump, fluffy biscuits are great anytime. Enjoy them with butter and jam or as part of a breakfast sandwich (see Make-and-Take Bacon and Egg Sandwiches).

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: November 2007

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 103 ratings.
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  • Portion size 12 biscuits


  • 4 cups 4cupsall-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspbaking powder
  • 3/4 tsp 3/4tspsalt
  • 1 cup 1cupbutter, cubed
  • 2 cups 2cupsmilk
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In large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Using pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter until coarse crumbs. Pour 1-3/4 cups (425 mL) of the milk over top, stirring with fork to form ragged dough.

Turn out onto lightly floured surface. With lightly floured hands, knead gently until dough comes together. Pat or roll into 3/4-inch (2 cm) thickness. Using 3-1/4-inch (8.5 cm) floured cutter, cut out rounds. Place on ungreased rimless baking sheet. Gather up scraps and repat dough; cut out more rounds, pressing remaining scraps into final biscuit.

Brush tops with remaining milk. Bake in centre of 375°F (190°C) oven for about 30 minutes or until golden. Let cool on pan on racks. (Make-ahead: Wrap individually in plastic wrap and freeze in airtight container for up to 2 weeks; thaw and reheat in 350°F/180°C oven for 10 minutes.)

Nutritional Information Per biscuit: about

cal 311 pro 6g total fat 17g sat. fat 10g
carb 34g fibre 1g chol 44mg sodium 420mg

% RDI:

calcium 11 iron 14 vit A 15 folate 40
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