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Gold Medal® Classic Biscuits

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Gold Medal® Classic Biscuits
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Servings 12

From simple side to memorable main dish, homemade biscuits are a great, inexpensive and easy-to-make food for your next meal. Enjoy them instead of toast at breakfast, as the base for fillings of lunchtime sandwiches or as the perfect complements to hearty main dish soups or stews. MORE+ LESS-

September 16, 2018

Ingredients

2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
tablespoon sugar
3
teaspoons baking powder
1
teaspoon salt
1/2
cup shortening, butter or margarine
3/4
cup milk

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat the oven to 450°F. In a medium bowl, stir the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt until mixed. Cut in the shortening using a pastry blender or fork, until mixture looks like fine crumbs. Stir in the milk until mixture forms a soft dough and leaves the side of the bowl (dough will be soft and sticky).
  • 2
    Lightly sprinkle flour over a cutting board or countertop. Place dough on floured surface; gently roll in the flour to coat. To knead dough, fold dough toward you. With the heels of your hands, lightly push dough away from you with a short rocking motion. Move dough a quarter turn and repeat 10 times. Dough will feel springy and smooth.
  • 3
    On the floured surface, flatten dough evenly, using hands or a rolling pin, until dough is 1/2 inch thick.
  • 4
    Before cutting each biscuit, dip a 2 1/2-inch round cutter into flour to lightly coat it so it will cut cleanly through the dough without sticking. To cut, push the cutter straight down through the dough without twisting or turning. Cut the biscuits as close together as possible. On an ungreased cookie sheet, place biscuits about 1 inch apart for biscuits with crusty sides, or place with sides touching for biscuits with soft sides.
  • 5
    Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet. Serve warm.

Expert Tips

  • To cut biscuits, push a round cutter dipped in flour straight down in the dough. Remove the excess dough around the biscuits. Using a flat metal spatula, move each biscuit to a cookie sheet. To cut remaining biscuits, gather the excess dough together and gently flatten dough until 1/2 inch thick. Use as little additional four on the surface as possible to prevent tough dry biscuits.
  • The key to flaky biscuits is using a light hand when kneading the dough; just turn and press it out 10 times. Kneading too much will develop the gluten (formed from the protein and liquid in the dough) too much and can toughen up the biscuits.
  • Roll the dough out on a floured pastry cloth or a silicone baking mat.
  • Use flat baking sheets, lined with parchment for easy clean up. It’s okay to reuse the parchment over and over again

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Biscuit
Calories
190
Calories from Fat
90
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
15%
Saturated Fat
6g
31%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
25mg
9%
Sodium
460mg
19%
Potassium
55mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
22g
7%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
2g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • This easy biscuit recipe makes it super-simple for you to enjoy biscuits from scratch anytime. Light, buttery and soft, they’re just as good served with warm gravy or topped off with honey or homemade jam. Once you see how easy it is, you can begin to create your own variations. Try substituting the milk in this recipe for tangy buttermilk. Or stir in some shredded cheese to make your biscuits when you’re serving chicken tortilla soup or spicy chili. Making your own breakfast biscuit sandwiches allows you to pull together eggs, cheese and a slice of meat into a terrific on-the-go treat. For a better understanding of basics behind our classic biscuit recipe, check out Betty's guide to making homemade biscuites. And for more time-tested biscuit favorites and modern new twists, our biscuit recipe collection has plenty of inspiring ideas.

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