Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
Makesabout 8 biscuits
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1 large egg, room temperature
- 2/3 cup 2% milk
- Preheat oven to 400°. In a bowl, whisk together first 4 ingredients. Cut in shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Whisk together egg and milk. Add to dry ingredients; stir just until moistened.
- On a well-floured surface, knead dough gently 8-10 times. Roll to 1/2-in. thickness; cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet.
- Bake until golden brown, 10-12 minutes. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts1 biscuit: 249 calories, 13g fat (4g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 407mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.
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Jun 18, 2019
I substituted buttermilk for the milk. I've made these several times. It is now my standard biscuit recipe. Going to make some today to appease the mob.
Mar 4, 2019
I used butter instead of shortening and they were wonderful. They had what I call come back in em. I ate 3 they kept calling me back for more!
Dec 16, 2018
I always follow a new recipe exactly the first time I make it. These were good! I know I did not cut in the shortening as much as I should have. The taste of baking powder in some but not all of the biscuits tells me I probably didn't blend the dry ingredients enough either. They were still good
Apr 17, 2018
My hubby thought they were a little dry. I thought they needed a little more salt. I will make them again with butter instead of Crisco, or as Alton Brown suggest, half butter and half shortening.
Mar 31, 2018
The recipe is great! Just I had to add more milk than required. Otherwise great recipe!
Mar 9, 2018
Easily the best biscuit recipe I have ever found. I followed the exact directions and these will be my 'go to' from now on!!
Jul 25, 2017
The only change I made was to use butter instead of shortening. Family liked the recipe.
Jan 5, 2017
I used butter flavored Crisco shortening, and the biscuits turned out light for a biscuit, however I agree with some previous reviews that they lacked flavor. I was surprised by that.
Jan 1, 2017
Terrible, don't waste your time. I threw these outside to the blue jays and crows. They did not rise, smelled terrible. After throwing them outside I baked a batch from the good ole' recipe on the Bakewell Cream can and they were perfect. Thank God I had enough time to bake 2 batches.
Nov 18, 2016
These are fantastic!!!! This will be the only biscuit recipe I will ever use!!! Thank you so much!!