- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 3 teaspoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1 egg
- 2/3 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon honey
- In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Cut in shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Combine the egg, milk and honey; stir into flour mixture just until combined. Turn onto a floured surface; knead 8-10 times. Roll out to 1/2-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter. Place 1 in. apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 425° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 10 biscuits.
Reviews for Basic Biscuits
"A decent basic biscuit recipe."
"Oh my I want to shake your mother and father's hand for giving the world such an awesome woman. Your biscuits are wonderful a definite keeper in my recipes."
"Delicious! I was happy to find a recipe that didn't require butter milk, I rarely keep it on hand. The biscuits were very tender and flavorful."
"These came out so perfect! Thank you! LOVE them. Next time I'll have to double the recipe because these only lasted 10 minutes!"
"Perfect basic biscuit! Just a touch of sweetness, baked up nice and big & flaky."
"Made exactly as recipe read. Awesome biscuit! Moist and flaky, rose nicely. Tasted a little sweeter than what I'm used to. Next time might reduce sugar or honey a little bit. Batter is really moist but sets up well with a little flour and pats out nicely."
"I didn't have milk so I used evaporated milk and I didn't have the time or space to roll the dough out so I made them into drop biscuits. Despite my changes this was delicious, fluffy inside and crispy outside."
"These were the best biscuits I have ever made. Very moist and flakey. I used one third whole wheat flour, just a splash more milk, and grated cheddar cheese.I will make these often."