Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins
If you like biscuits, I am sure you will like this one. I can't tell you how many batches I baked to come up with this recipe. I wanted to make a light, fluffy biscuit that didn't choke you on the way down and I finally achieved my goal. They are great with gravy.
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 12 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 tablespoons sugar or 2 tablespoons Splenda sugar substitute
- 1 cup butter flavor shortening
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- Combine the flour, salt, baking powder and sugar. in your mixer bowl, cut in the shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- beat eggs and milk with fork and mix with dry ingredients.
- mix lightly then turn onto a well floured surface. the dough will be moist so you will have to spinkle with a little flour. knead 20 times.
- roll to 3/4 in thick. cut with biscuit cutter and place on lightly greased baking sheet so they are touching each other. brush top with butter or margarin.
- bake in 450 degree preheated oven for 15 to 18 minutes.
- remove from oven and let cool 5 minutes then place on cooling rack. . ã€€.
Really wonderful biscuits. This was the first time that I added an egg to my biscuits (and I've made a lot of biscuits in my time) and it does add a more rich taste. I made 12 of these for Easter dinner and the 4 people at the table were 3 short of wiping out the entire dozen. I think that for my own taste I might not add the Splenda next time but my 3 guys thought they were perfect as written. Their opinions, ease of preparation and their lovely outcome are plenty to rate this with the full 5 stars.
I've been experimenting with biscuit recipes for a while, and could never get them quite right, but THESE are outstanding! They rise nice and high, light and fluffy without being too dense. Perfect texture and taste. A must try!
Not bad. I'd never used a biscuit recipe with eggs. Didn't have butter flavored Crisco so I used half butter/half regular Crisco. Otherwise, followed exactly. Biscuits rose up high. Not really "light and fluffy" but very good with butter and honey!