Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins
Flaky inside, a little crunchy outside. Wonderful with lots of butter while still hot.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 5 tablespoons shortening
- 3⁄4 cup milk, plus
- 1 -2 tablespoon milk
- Combine dry ingredients.
- Cut in the shortening until mixture is like coarse oatmeal.
- Stir in 3/4 cup milk, then add 1 or 2 tablespoons more milk to form a soft dough.
- Knead a few strokes on a lightly floured board.
- Do not overwork dough.
- Roll to about 1/2 inch thick.
- Cut with a floured biscuit cutter.
- Bake on a lightly greased cookie sheet at 425°F for about 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
What's not to love about an easy biscuit recipe? These worked out great and rose up high and light. I consumed a month's worth of butter eating these darned biscuits hot but, what the heck? That's what a homemade biscuit is all about, right?
Perfect EaeEast, just perfect. I made 1/2 the recipe and got 5 large biscuits. They were crisp and tender. The butter just sent them over the top. Made just the way I like them, thank you so much for sharing your recipe.
These were very good! I ended up with 13 biscuits instead of 15, but it's not a big deal. Next time (there will definitely be a next time!) I'll try making these with cold butter instead of shortening.