Baking Powder Biscuits

Total Time:
40 min
20 min
20 min

15 biscuits


Preheat the oven to 450.

Grease on 8-inch square baking pan or small baking sheet.

Put the flour, baking powder and salt into a large mixing bowl. Add the vegetable shortening and toss it to coat with the flour. Break the chunk into 5 or 6 smaller chunks and start rubbing the flour and shortening together with your fingers and letting the mixture fall back into the bowl. This does not take long; when the mixture looks like irregular lumps you have mixed enough.

Add the milk all at once and stir to moisten all the flour and shortening. Dust a surface with flour, turn the dough onto the surface and knead the dough ten times.

Pat the dough into a circle about 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch thick. Cut the biscuits with a two-inch cookie cutter and place on the prepared pan with a little space between the biscuits.

Bake 15-18 minutes or until the tops are lightly browned.

Serve hot with butter and honey.

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    My grown children thought these were the best biscuits ever. My granddaughter had three!
    Perfect! The first biscuits I've ever made that turned out right. Fluffy and with the right texture. I used cold shortening from the fridge, I've heard that helps just like it does in pie dough. This is a keeper. Next up I'll need to make some sausage gravy...
    These were great, i made them with my 2 year old one night when we were board. i wasn't expecting much, but they came out fluffy and yummy.
    This recipe is Perfect. I used 1/3 cup of softened butter and the were yummy! Better than eating store bought bread in the morning.
    I love how easy and wonderful these are. I cut the butter into smaller pieces and used the Kitchenaide to mix into the flour mixture. Rolled them out with additional flour also. I used butter in the recipe and smeared coconut oil on the baking sheet. The bottom came out wonderfully cripsy. They cooked up quickly in the convection oven, so keep your eye on it. Big hit here, and they were so fast to throw together. This is a keeper!
    Easy and yummy! I used cold butter instead of shortening and only had 2% milk on hand, but it turned out great. I'll definitely be making these again.
    They look good and taste great. A nice easy recipe that doesn't require buttermilk.
    easy to make and makes. I just used my food processer and it worked great. A great biscuit for buscuits and gravy...
    So simple, no buttermilk, and they're good! I almost didn't knead/fold the dough enough, and I added a bit of flour while folding. This is a keeper!
    This is about my 3rd time trying to make biscuits. With this recipe they didnt come out like hockey pucks fianally!!!
    these biscuits taste almost as good as grandma's.easy & fast recipe.
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