A combination of all-purpose flour and cake flour produces a light, tender low-fat biscuit. Serve with dinner or for breakfast or tea with fruit preserves.

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Recipe Summary

45 mins
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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or coat lightly with cooking spray.

  • Stir together flours, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a mixing bowl. Using a pastry blender or two table knives, cut in cream cheese and butter until pea-sized lumps form. Stir in buttermilk with a fork. Gather the dough into a ball and knead it several times in the bowl until smooth.

  • Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Pat into a smooth, 1/2-inch-thick disk. With a 3-inch cutter, cut out rounds. Repeat with dough scraps until you have 10 biscuits. Brush tops with fat-free milk. Place on the baking sheet and bake until golden, 15 to 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

135 calories; protein 3.5g; carbohydrates 22.5g; dietary fiber 0.6g; sugars 1.3g; fat 3.2g; saturated fat 1.9g; cholesterol 8.9mg; vitamin a iu 96.3IU; folate 76mcg; calcium 46.2mg; iron 1.6mg; magnesium 5.5mg; potassium 46.6mg; sodium 320.2mg; thiamin 0.2mg.

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Rating: 4 stars
It's really light but the flavor is extremely bland. Next time I will add some parmesan cheese.. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
These biscuits are very good. Nice and flakey. I served them with turkey sausage and it made a very yummy breakfast that everyone enjoyed. Ashley Charlotte NC Read More