- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1 egg
- 2/3 cup milk
- In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cream of tartar and salt. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Beat egg and milk; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; roll to 1/2-in. thickness. Cut with a 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter; place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 450° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 10 biscuits.
Reviews forBaking Powder Biscuits
"This is my favorite biscuit recipe. The egg makes this recipe a bit different from other recipes. They are so good!"
"Husband & I loved them. Better than the ones they taught us to make in Home Economics in high school."
"I found it a little too sweet. Next time I think I'd do without the sugar. As I was making it I added a little more flour because it was too moist. The texture turned out fine."
"Excellent biscuits. Very short. I added a touch more sugar to make it more of a biscuit with tea."