Biscuits for 2 Recipe
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Biscuits for 2 Recipe

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I created this recipe in a larger quantity to enter in the Kentucky State Fair. It won first place! Since biscuits are best fresh out of the oven, I sized my recipe down to yield four—perfect for two. I make them whenever biscuits fit into the menu. —Bessie Hulett, Shively, Kentucky
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted, divided

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 338 calories, 24g fat (11g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 475mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein


  1. In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt; cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add milk, tossing with a fork until a ball forms.
  2. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead 5-6 times. Roll or pat to 1/2-in. thickness; cut with a 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter. Place on a greased baking sheet. Brush tops with 1 tablespoon butter. Bake at 450° for 9-11 minutes or until golden brown. Brush with remaining butter. Serve warm. Yield: 4 biscuits.
Originally published as Biscuits for Two in Reminisce January/February 1999, p49

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Reviewed Jan. 8, 2016

"What an absolutely PERFECT biscuit recipe for two people! My husband raved about it. I will definitely make this my new standard for biscuits."

Reviewed Jun. 10, 2015

"made these for breakfast, so yummy, like just having enough for hubby and me. I don't like leftover biscuits. Thank you for sharing this recipe with us."

Reviewed May. 27, 2015

"These taste similar to my mom's and this is my go to recipe for easy but tasty biscuits."

Reviewed May. 21, 2014

"I substituted Gluten-free flour mix recipe from for the 1/2 unbleached all-purpose flour. I drizzled honey on them while hot just before serving. The biscuits were delicious; and just the right amount for my husband and I."

Reviewed Apr. 29, 2014

"This made very tender biscuits. I did increase the baking powder to a rounded teaspoon, since other reviewers mentioned having trouble getting them to rise, and I patted them out a little thicker than 1/2". I love being able to easily mix up just enough for the two of us!"

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