Basic Biscuits Recipe
- 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.
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Sub. 1/2 cup shortening with 1 stick of real butter(diced small), Great Biscuit!
Butter cost a little more but well worth it.
I've been using this recipe to make biscuits for several years now and they always turn out great! Tender and flaky, just a little sweet, delicious--always a hit!
This is the 2nd time in my life I ever tried making biscuits.. First time my Ex called them Ellie May Biscuits. This time they turned out good. Definately will use this recipe again !!!!
This is an easy and quick recipe for biscuits. Yes, the dough is sticky. Yes, that is the way it is supposed to be so you can add the flour as it is kneaded. This way you do not add too much flour. It is probably is great as a drop biscuit as well but for any rolled biscuit, you always add the last amount of flour as the dough is kneaded.
The Best Biscuit Recipe for taste and beauty! Delicious and everyone wants more!