Baking Powder Biscuits

Baking Powder Biscuits
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons oil
  • 2/3 - 3/4 cup milk
Preheat oven to 450.  Spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt and baking powder.  If you will be adding any other dry ingredients such as herbs, grated cheese, chopped onions, etc, add them now.  

Add oil, and using a fork, toss oil with flour mixture until crumbly.  Add milk and stir with a wooden spoon or knead with your hands until well combined.  Add slightly less milk for cutout biscuits, and slightly more for drop biscuits. 

For cutout biscuits, sprinkle the counter with flour, and roll dough out to about a 1-inch thickness.  Cut using a biscuit cutter dipped in flour.  For drop biscuits, use a large spoon to place dollops of the dough 2 inches apart on the baking sheet (recipe makes about 10 biscuits).  Bake at 450 for 10-12 minutes, until peaks of dough are nicely browned, but do not overbake.  The centers should be very soft.

Serve immediately with butter, jam, honey, or plain--delicious any way!

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