Baking Powder Biscuits

Baking Powder Biscuits


250ml  (1 cup)   flour 

    1ml  (⅛ tsp)   salt

  10ml  (2 tsp)    baking powder

    8ml  (½ tbsp) sugar

  60ml  (¼ cup)  butter (margarine/shortening)

100ml  (⅓+ cup)  milk



Measuring equipment

Large bowl


Pastry cutter, or two knives

Cutting Board

baking sheet

beverage glass



  1. Preheat oven to 400° F

  2. Put the flour, salt, baking powder and sugar into a large bowl. Mix together.

  3. Cut the butter into the flour mixture with a pastry cutter, or two knives until the mixture looks like bread crumbs.

  4. Add the milk all at once and stir just until the dough forms a ball around the fork.

  5. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured board and knead about 4-6 times.

  6. Pat until about 1cm thick

  7. Use the top of a beverage glass to cut the dough into rounds.

  8. Place on baking sheet.

  9. Bake for 8 - 12 minutes.

This quickbread recipe can also be used to make cinnamon buns. Roll the dough to 1cm thick rectangle, brush with melted butter and sprinkle a brown sugar/cinnamon mixture on the melted butter. (5ml cinnamon/30ml brown sugar) Roll and cut into equal sections. Bake for 10-15 mins.