- 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 for Fluffy Biscuits
"I used butter instead of shortening and they were great! Great flavor and I will definitely make again!"
"Easy to make. I followed directions but had a bitter after taste from all the baking powder. Probably would not use again unless i cut back on baking powder."
"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!"
"These were really bad. I had to toss out the whole thing. All I could taste was bitter bitter baking soda. Is it really meant to have 4 tsp? This can't be right?!?Omg- as I wrote this I realized my mistake. Baking powder!!!! I'll try again tomorrow."
"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."
"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!!"