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Biscuits for 2 Recipe

Biscuits for 2 Recipe

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. YIELD:2 servings


  • 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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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. Yield: 4 biscuits.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 338 calories, 24g fat (11g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 475mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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Jayaina User ID: 8664893 241325
Reviewed 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 User ID: 151211 227728
Reviewed 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."

[email protected] User ID: 4206706 227041
Reviewed May. 27, 2015

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

Orbs User ID: 7287623 69802
Reviewed 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 User ID: 5434916 70148
Reviewed 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 User ID: 4985974 31935
Reviewed 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."

laceyaileen User ID: 1213611 24964
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2012

"i have made these 4 times now in the past 2 days. they've all tasted good, but only my 4th batch actually rose. i also added a tbsp of honey to the recipe. i had to pat these out to almost an inch thickness to get them to look more like biscuits and not so much like cookies. but either way, i love the flavor :) now that i've got the recipe figured out (for my preference, at least) i'll definitely make these over and over!"

Coolchikaboom User ID: 6177254 23722
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2011

"This was so easy to make! I like how the outside is lightly crisp and the inside soft. Delicious!"

q4tlos1 User ID: 1754974 32184
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2009

"I really liked this recipe. I modified it a little by adding a bit more baking powder and some sugar. The added sugar made them perfect for breakfast."

rhiler User ID: 2066529 52074
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2009

"Delicious!! Not sure if it is a misprint but you can't get four 2-1/2-in. biscuits out of this recipe. I used a 2-in. cutter to get four biscuits."

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