Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Plain biscuits can be delicious with butter and a little homemade jam!!


  1. Mix together flour, baking powder and salt.
  2. Cut in shortening with 2 knives or a pastry blender, until mixture is the consistency of coarse cornmeal.
  3. Make a well in the centre of these ingredients, add liquid slowly.
  4. When all the liquid has been added, stir dough rather vigoroursly until it comes freely from the side of the bowl.
  5. Turn dough onto lightly floured board and knead lightly for a few minutes.
  6. Roll or pat out to desired thickness, about 1/2 inch.
  7. Cut dough with 2 inch floured biscuit cutter, or floured open end of glass, place on ungreased baking sheet.
  8. Bake in a hot oven 450 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes.


Most Helpful

these were excellent. I used whole wheat pastry flour, buttermilk, and butter instead of shortening. I made 1/3 of the recipe and added raisins to some of the biscuits, which yielded 4 raisin and 2 regular biscuits. Instead of flattening them, I formed them into balls and so they baked into puffs. Thanks for the recipe, I'll definitely be making these again!

haven't the slightest September 20, 2010

These were good! I cut out heart shapes for the kids for Valentine's Day. I also cut out some maple leafs, in honour of the Olympics, and spread raspberry jam over them while they were still a bit warm so it ran down the sides better. A great ode to Canada for the kids!

helev February 18, 2010

These were fast, simple and delicious! I'll definitely be making them when I need something to add to a meal in a hurry!

Elaine101 November 13, 2009

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