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Basic Lemon Biscuits

Makes: 6 to 8 servings
Prep 20 mins Bake 450°F 10 mins
Basic Lemon Biscuits
Ingredients
  • 2  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1  tablespoon  sugar
  • 2  teaspoons  baking powder
  • 2  teaspoons  finely shredded lemon peel
  • 1/4  teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2  cup  shortening
  • 1/3  cup  buttermilk
  • 1/3  cup  mayonnaise or salad dressing
Directions

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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)
  • Servings Per Recipe 6,
  • cal. (kcal) 392,
  • Fat, total (g) 27,
  • chol. (mg) 5,
  • sat. fat (g) 6,
  • carb. (g) 32,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • pro. (g) 4,
  • vit. C (mg) 1,
  • sodium (mg) 364,
  • calcium (mg) 101,
  • iron (mg) 2,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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