Biscuits Supreme

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It only takes 25 minutes to get these fluffy and tasty buttermilk biscuits from the fridge to the table.

biscuits on wire rack with jar of blackberry port jam
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
15 mins
Bake Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 biscuits

Ingredients

  • 3 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder*

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¾ teaspoon cream of tartar*

  • ¾ cup butter or 1/2 cup butter and 1/4 cup shortening

  • 1 cup milk

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. In a large bowl stir together the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and cream of tartar. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Add milk all at once. Using a fork, stir just until moistened.

  2. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead dough by folding and gently pressing dough for four to six strokes or just until dough holds together. Pat or lightly roll dough until 3/4 inch thick. Cut dough with a floured 2-1/2-inch biscuit cutter, rerolling scraps as necessary.

  3. Place biscuits 1 inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 14 minutes or until golden. Remove biscuits from baking sheet and serve warm.

  4. Makes 12 biscuits.

*

If baking powder and cream of tartar appear lumpy, sift through a fine mesh sieve before using.

Buttermilk Biscuits:

Prepare as above, except substitute 1-1/4 cups buttermilk or sour milk for the 1 cup milk in the rolled biscuits and 1-1/2 cups buttermilk or sour milk for the 1-1/4 cups milk in the drop biscuits.

Drop Biscuits Supreme:

Prepare as above through step 1, except increase milk to 1-1/4 cups. Using a large spoon, drop dough into 12 mounds onto a greased baking sheet. Bake as directed above. Makes 12 biscuits.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

227 Calories
13g Fat
24g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 227
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 350mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Protein 4g
Calcium 50.5mg 4%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Potassium 94mg 2%
Folate, total 56.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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