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  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 15

Do you have some time to spare? Surprise your family by baking a batch of these homemade biscuits! MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

1
package regular or quick active dry yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons)
2
tablespoons warm water (105° to 115°)
2 1/2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
3
tablespoons sugar
1 1/2
teaspoons baking powder
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
cup shortening
About 1 cup buttermilk
Butter or margarine at room temperature, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 400°. Dissolve yeast in warm water; set aside.
  • 2
    Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Cut in shortening, using pastry blender or crisscrossing 2 knives, until mixture looks like fine crumbs. Stir in yeast mixture and just enough buttermilk so dough leaves side of bowl and forms a ball.
  • 3
    Place dough on generously floured surface; gently roll in flour to coat. Knead lightly 25 to 30 times, sprinkling with flour if dough is too sticky. Roll or pat 1/2 inch thick. Cut with floured 2 1/2-inch biscuit cutter. Place about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 4
    Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet. Brush with butter. Serve hot.

Expert Tips

  • Yeast makes these biscuits light as angels! If you have time, you can make them even lighter. Just cover unbaked biscuits and let rise in a warm place for about 30 minutes or until puffy. Bake as directed.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Biscuit
Calories
145
Calories from Fat
65
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
Saturated Fat
2g
Cholesterol
0mg
Sodium
180mg
Total Carbohydrate
19g
Dietary Fiber
1g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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