Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 2 cups all-purpose flour

  2. 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

  3. 3/4 teaspoon salt

  4. 5 tablespoons shortening

  5. 3/4 cup milk

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). In a bowl mix the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the shortening and mix until in little pieces. Add milk a little at a time and mix until it forms a ball. Roll out on floured board to 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch thick. Cut out in desired size and dip in melted shortening. Place biscuits on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 450 degrees F (230 degrees C) for 12 to 15 minutes. Variation: For shortcakes add 2 tablespoons for sugar to the dough and roll dough out to 1/2 inch thick.


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