How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
  • Cut in the shortening until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Gradually stir in milk until dough pulls away from the side of the bowl.
  • Turn out onto a floured surface, and knead 15 to 20 times.
  • Pat or roll dough out to 1 inch thick. Cut biscuits with a large BISCUIT cutter or juice glass dipped in flour. (yes, this actually works)
  • Repeat until all dough is used.
  • Brush off the excess flour, and place biscuits onto an ungreased baking sheet.
  • Bake for 13 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges begin to brown.

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    " It was good "
    simplysober ate it and said...
    This is an incredibly easy and delicious recipe. I chose this recipe because it looked so easy because I had never made homemade biscuits before but wanted homemade biscuits! Oh, and I used the juice glass and it was completely sharp enough to use as a cutter. Thanks for the great recipe!
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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    I like this because it is easy. A little refined technique, like using a biscuit cutter and it turned out good for me.

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  • nikkig 10 years ago
    i tried these, didn't care for them, they were a little dry and flavorless. i usually use pillsbury. every once in a while i do try to make my own, i've heard its not easy to achieve perfection, and takes practice. so far i haven't made anything better then those i pop from the can.
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  • ande16 10 years ago
    Thanks for the tip. I guess I've got some pretty sharp edged juice glasses, I've never had this problem.
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  • pointsevenout 10 years ago
    Please don't use the juice glass as a cutter. The juice glass, having a dull edge, will pinch the edge of the dough down as it cuts. The biscuits will not leaven as much, because of the compressed edge, as a biscuit cut with a clean sharp edge.
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