Better Biscuits Recipe

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  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 3/4-1 cup buttermilk


  1. Heat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Sift together dry ingredients.
  3. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Add just enough milk to moisten (start with the 3/3 cup and add a little more at a time until all is moist).
  5. Gather the dough in a ball and knead very lightly until it is all together and fairly smooth. Do not over knead. This may take a little practice to get right.
  6. Pat the dough lightly with fingertips on a lightly floured surface to make a 1/2 thick square.
  7. Using a knife or pastry blade, cut into squares.
  8. This makes the most tender biscuits, but if you want you can cut them into circles and reuse the dough until all gone.
  9. The later biscuits to be cut out will be slightly less tender than the first.
  10. Place on a cookie sheet and allow to rest for 5 to 10 minutes.
  11. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until tops are golden.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 207.03 Kcal (867 kJ)
Calories from fat 86.2 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.58g 15%
Cholesterol 2.96mg 1%
Sodium 399.96mg 17%
Potassium 259.38mg 6%
Total Carbs 25.98g 9%
Sugars 1.35g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0.98g 4%
Protein 3.93g 8%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Calcium 117.1mg 12%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 297.59 Kcal (1246 kJ)
Calories from fat 123.9 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.77g 15%
Cholesterol 4.26mg 1%
Sodium 574.9mg 17%
Potassium 372.84mg 6%
Total Carbs 37.34g 9%
Sugars 1.94g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1.4g 4%
Protein 5.65g 8%
Iron 0.7mg 3%
Calcium 168.4mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 4.7
  • 6

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

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