- 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.
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"These were perfect! The only thing I changed, was I sifted the dry ingredients, and baked them on my baking stone on the lowest rack. PERFECT! Thank you!"
"I thought the recipe was generally okay. However, I stuck the biscuits back in the oven a couple of times and they were still mushy on the inside. I thought the flavor was pretty bland, even for a biscuit. Regardless, they were all eaten. They just weren't as good as some recipes I have tried."
"I used half butter and half lard. Delicious!!"
"Very nice. ... what a great find!!!"
"This is the fluffy biscuit recipe I've been looking for!! I used real butter instead of shortening but these were the lightest fluffiest biscuits I've ever made and they tasted heavenly!!"