Baking Powder Biscuits aka “Pepper Bread” or “One-Handed Biscuits”

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I’ve got four kids at home. And one of them has the biggest blue eyes that are nearly impossible to say no to. The other littlest one has big brown eyes and is looking at me right now as I write this blog, fighting sleep as usual.

She is also very hard to say “no” to. Or maybe it is just my kids in general.

Baking Powder Biscuits aka "Pepper Bread" | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Even after a long day at work, when all I want to do is put my feet up, a big pleading blue-eyed look can make me cave. One of Nicolas’s favorite things are baking powder biscuits, or what he calls “pepper bread”. He’s not a big fan of black pepper, but when I added it into his favorite baking powder biscuits for the first time, he loved it.

He slathered the soft biscuits with butter and ate about three of them in one sitting. I made some the other day and he actually hid one under his bed for later, in a plastic container of course. He told me about it the next day. Apparently he wanted to be sure they weren’t all eaten.

Baking Powder Biscuits aka "Pepper Bread" | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark
Well when I do get home from work, my brown eyed girl doesn’t let me sit down and put my feet up.

She wants cuddles from mommy. That’s when I decided I would make my baking powder biscuits quick and easy and use the food processor and one hand. I should actually just call these one-handed biscuits.

Ingredients:
2 1/2 cups flour plus 2 Tb more for rolling
1/3 cup vegetable shortening
1 Tb baking powder
1 1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 cup milk

Directions:
Preheat oven to 425F.

In the food processor, combine the flour, salt, and baking powder and pulse to combine.

Baking Powder Biscuits aka "Pepper Bread" | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Add the shortening and pulse until the consistency of large peas.

Baking Powder Biscuits aka "Pepper Bread" | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Add the milk in a steady stream through the top of the food processor, pulsing until a dough is formed.

Baking Powder Biscuits aka "Pepper Bread" | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead a few times, turning one quarter turn each time untiuntil no longer sticky and slightly smooth.  Pat the dough into a 10″ square. Cut into 9 squares, smoothing the edges of each biscuit.

Baking Powder Biscuits aka "Pepper Bread" | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Transfer to a baking sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes until lightly golden.

Baking Powder Biscuits aka "Pepper Bread" | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Serve with cold butter or sausage gravy. Or even jam! Yes the pepper goes!

Baking Powder Biscuits aka "Pepper Bread" | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Bake at 425F for 12-15 minutes. Makes 9 biscuits.

Baking Powder Biscuits aka "Pepper Bread"

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Number of servings: 9

Per Serving 187 calories

Fat 5 g

Carbs 30 g

Protein 5 g

9

Weight Watchers PointsPlus®: 5

*Nutritional value may vary depending upon which ingredients are used.

*PointsPlus® calculated by Famished Fish and in no way endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups flour plus 2 Tb more for rolling
  • 1/3 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 Tb baking powder
  • 1 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425F.
  2. In the food processor, combine the flour, salt, and baking powder and pulse to combine.
  3. Add the shortening and pulse until the consistency of large peas.
  4. Add the milk in a steady stream through the top of the food processor, pulsing until a dough is formed.
  5. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead a few times, turning one quarter turn each time untiuntil no longer sticky and slightly smooth. Pat the dough into a 10″ square. Cut into 9 squares, smoothing the edges of each biscuit.
  6. Transfer to an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes until lightly golden and serve.