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Before Recipe: Buttery Biscuits

In our better version, heavenly biscuits are lightened up but stay big on flavor. Here's how the recipe looked before we diabetized it:

Biscuits: Before

This recipe doesn't meet the ADA guidelines for saturated fat for a side dish.

Makes 1 dozen
Serving size: 1 biscuit
Preparation time: 15 to 20 minutes
Cook time: 10 to 15 minutes

2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
3/4 cup whole milk
1/4 cup melted butter

1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut the shortening into the flour mixture until the mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. Make a well in the center and add all of the milk. Stir with a fork until a dough forms.

2. Gently form the dough into a ball and put onto a lightly floured surface. Knead lightly with fingertips, about 10 to 15 times. Roll the dough 1/2-inch thick. Cut with a floured biscuit cutter. Place the biscuits on a nonstick baking sheet and brush the tops with melted butter. Bake at 450 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts
Starch exchanges: 1
Fat exchanges: 2 1/2

Amount Per Serving
Calories 200
Calories from Fat 115
Total Fat 13 g
Saturated Fat 4.9 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 10 mg
Sodium 320 mg
Total Carbohydrate 17 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Sugars 1g
Protein 3 g

Whip up a healthier batch by following the diabetized recipe.


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