- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 3 teaspoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1 large egg
- 2/3 cup 2% milk
- In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Cut in shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Whisk egg and milk; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
- Turn onto a well-floured surface; knead 20 times. Roll to 3/4-in. thickness; cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet.
- Bake at 450° for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 1 dozen.
Reviews forFluffy Biscuits
"I used butter flavored Crisco shortening, and the biscuits turned out light for a biscuit, however I agree with some previous reviews that they lacked flavor. I was surprised by that."
"Terrible, don't waste your time. I threw these outside to the blue jays and crows. They did not rise, smelled terrible. After throwing them outside I baked a batch from the good ole' recipe on the Bakewell Cream can and they were perfect. Thank God I had enough time to bake 2 batches."
"These are fantastic!!!! This will be the only biscuit recipe I will ever use!!! Thank you so much!!"
"I used butter instead of shortening and they were great! Great flavor and I will definitely make again!"
"Just made these biscuits and we really enjoyed them. My 3 year old daughter kept telling me I made yummy pancakes lol. Definitely a keeper"
"Just tried this recipe after looking online and trying many recipes.They came out great and a keeper for sure. easy! 5 * Glad I doubled it!"
"I have been making this recipe for years. I originally got it from Allrecipes.com. This is the only biscuit recipe I will use. I couldn't make biscuits worth beans before I found this recipe."