Baking Powder Biscuits

Total Time
15 mins
20 mins

This is my mother's biscuit recipe. They always turn out light and fluffy, the best. I can't tell you how many of these I have made in my lifetime, but I can assure you they are always greeted with enthusiasm and my dinner guests would be disappointed if I didn't have some of these waiting for them, fresh out of the oven.

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  1. Sift together flour and baking powder.
  2. Stir in salt and sugar.
  3. Cut in the Crisco until the mixture resembles crumbs.
  4. Stir together eggs and milk.
  5. Make a well in the dry mixture and stir in the milk mixture with a fork.
  6. Stir just to moisten, then turn out onto a lightly floured board.
  7. Knead about 15 times, then pat lightly into a circle, about 1/2-inch thick.
  8. (The secret to light and fluffy biscuits is to handle the dough as little as possible) With a sharp round cutter, cut out rounds, without twisting the cutter.
  9. Just give it a sharp tap, then lift straight up (twisting the cutter causes the biscuits to slope over when they are baking) place on a baking sheet.
  10. Bake at 350°F for 15 to 20 minutes.
  11. Serve warm.