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Baking Powder Biscuits
2 cups flour
2 Tbs. sugar
3 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup milk
Combine dry ingredients in medium bowl. Cut in shortening until crumbs are the size of small peas; do not overmix. Gradually add milk. Stir until dough leaves sides of bowl.
Turn dough onto floured surface and knead 10 times. Roll out dough to 1/2 inch thickness and cut out biscuits.
Bake at 425 for 10 to 12 minutes.
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Biscuits are Stephen’s territory around here. While I can make them, his turn out fantastic – even though we use the same recipe! We usually make them with half wheat flour and half all-purpose. We like the heartier texture of the wheat flour better.
You can see our Buttermilk Biscuit recipe here. It’s pretty similar, but not entirely the same. We prefer the buttermilk biscuits over the ones without buttermilk, but we don’t keep buttermilk in the house very often.