Basic Lemon Biscuits
- Stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, lemon peel, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center of dry mixture. Combine buttermilk and mayonnaise or salad dressing; add to dry mixture all at once. Stir just until moistened.
- Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Quickly knead by folding and pressing gently for 10 to 12 strokes or until the dough is nearly smooth. Pat or lightly roll dough to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut dough with a floured 2-1/2-inch biscuit cutter, dipping the cutter into flour between cuts.
- Place biscuits 1 inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake in a 450 degree F oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden. Remove the biscuits from the baking sheet and cool slightly. Serve warm. Makes 6 to 8.
From the Test Kitchen
Prepare and bake biscuits as directed; cool completely. Place biscuits in a freezer container or bag and freeze up to 3 months. Before serving, wrap frozen biscuits in foil and bake in a 300 degree F oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until warm.
Nutrition Facts (Basic Lemon Biscuits)
- Per serving:
- 392 kcal cal.,
- 27 g fat
- (6 g sat. fat,
- 5 mg chol.,
- 364 mg sodium,
- 32 g carb.,
- 1 g fiber,
- 4 g pro.
- Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet