Everyone loves homemade biscuits fresh from the oven. Whether you serve these biscuits with a traditional southern breakfast, with butter and jam or even as a snack, this quick and easy biscuit recipe will be a winner every time!
2 c flour
1 T baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 T sugar
1/3 cup shortening
3/4 to 1 c milk
- Preheat oven to 425° F and place rack in center of oven.
- In a large bowl, whisk the dry ingredients together thoroughly.
- Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. You can use a pastry blender, two knives, or your finger tips. I prefer to use my fingers, but if you do this be sure you work carefully. You want to shortening to be cold and not melting from the heat of your fingers. Those tiny pieces of shortening are what will give your biscuits their flaky texture.
- Stir in enough milk so that the dough starts to pull away from the side of the bowl. Turn mixture out onto a lightly floured board and knead a couple of times, just to bring dough together.
- Gently pat dough to a 1-inch thickness. Using a biscuit cutter or glass, dipped in flour, cut out biscuits. Dust excess flour from biscuits and place on an ungreased baking sheet.
- Gently gather dough scraps and press, roll or press into a 1-inch thickness and cut more biscuits. When rerolling scraps be sure to handle the dough gently and work as little as possible. The more you knead the dough and the more flour you work in, the tougher your biscuits will turn out.
- Bake in preheated 425° F oven for approximately 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Immediately remove from baking sheet. Serve warm with butter or jam.
Be sure to try a great southern breakfast tradition of biscuits with sausage gravy. This easy biscuit recipe gives you a light fluffy biscuit that is perfect with the gravy.
Preparation time: 15 minute(s)
Cooking time: 15 minute(s)
Number of servings (yield): 6
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Thoroughly combine the dry ingredients before cutting in the cold shortening. This ensures your biscuits turn out light and flaky.
Once dough starts to come together and pull away from the sides of the bowl, turn it out onto a floured bread board. Gather gently and knead only a couple of times so the dough will hold together. Use your hands to gently flatten the dough to a 1-inch thickness.