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Biscuits for 2

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
    4 biscuits


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
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  • Shelby
    May 20, 2020

    Can’t understand the guy that said the recipe is soupy! There is hardly any liquids added. Great recipe the only caution is this does NOT make four biscuits. Double the recipe for four biscuits. As others said double the baking powder as well... or 4x the amount of you double the recipe. Our biscuits were about 2 inches around and an inch 1/2 high. Flaky, fluffy and really tasty! Wish I could add a picture!

  • Martin
    May 12, 2020

    What a horrible recipe. The real crime here is the waste of food; butter, flour, etc. Not to mention time and desire to feed your family. Soupy, no ability to fold or bring the ingredients together. Remove this recipe; it's an insult.

  • Leslie
    Jan 7, 2019

    This recipe is great. I substituted 1 1/2 T. Of yogurt for 1 1/2 T. Of the Milk. They were so light and fluffy like Popeyes biscuits! If they didn’t rise it could have been your baking powder. If it’s hard or wrong amount, they may not rise. Good recipe.

  • Beth
    Oct 5, 2018

    Don't bother to make these. They don't raise at all. I even added extra baking powder per other people's advise on the reviews.

  • Jayaina
    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.

  • Jimee
    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.

  • chloefoster05
    May 27, 2015

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

  • Orbs
    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.

  • JulieS211
    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!

  • Idahogem1
    Oct 21, 2013

    I doubled the recipe and it made the perfect amount. I didn't get much lift though. I think I would add a little more baking powder next time to see if that would make them fluffier.