Total Time
25mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

I got this recipe in a church cookbook years ago and have been making them ever since. They are extremely tender with a flavor that no store bought biscuit could ever come up with. Makes breakfast or any meal special. (And they are so easy too)

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Combine dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  2. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Add egg and milk;mix until dough forms a ball.
  4. Turn dough out on a lightly floured surface and knead 10- 12 times, only.
  5. Roll out to 3/4 inch, cut with floured cutter.
  6. Place on lightly greased baking sheet.
  7. Bake at 475 degrees for 12- 15 minutes or until light brown.
Most Helpful

5 5

Mysterygirl, these are Fab-u-lous!! I just finished one off and you can be sure I will be making these again. Very easy to put together. I was worried about the high heat, and they were very brown but very flaky and moist. Delicious with strawberry jam. I totally agree with Yooper. You have a winning recipe here. Thanks for posting.

5 5

Wonderful recipe! After kneading the dough, I pat it into a rectangle 3/4" thick and use a knife to cut square biscuits. This is quicker than rolling it out & using a biscuit cutter and it produces a more tender result, because the less you handle the dough, the better. These biscuits brown quite a bit, but are so moist and delicious. Yum!

5 5

I'm a southern gal who has always believed that a biscuit wasn't a biscuit unless it was made with buttermilk AND I was a little apprehensive about putting an egg in a biscuit recipe. I've been making "angel" biscuits for years, (the ones with yeast in the recipe)and seriously doubted that any recipe could beat that one. Boy was I wrong!! These biscuits are wonderful!!! I made them without adding the cream of tartar because I was out of it and they still came out absolutely perfect. Very tender, delicious and easy to make. Thanks Mystergirl.

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