I have tried 8 or 10 time to make biscuits from scratch and I was never happy with the results.  Mom and Dad used Bisquick for biscuits or opened a can.  So I tried and finally got the science right then worked on the taste.  They are great with sausage gravy, honey or just some butter.  I found out that there are variables such as if it’s raining, how old your baking powder is, ect.  Hope you like them.

2 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
3/4 cup milk add slowly to get the right consistency (if you have leftover just use to brush biscuits with)
1/3 cup cold shortening or butter (I like butter but southerners tell me I am wrong)

1 tablespoon of sugar or 1 teaspoon of honey)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper (optional) (but it’s better)(Red pepper is also a nice change if you are going to use biscuit for red eye gravy.

Mix flour, baking powder, seasonings mix well
Cut butter into small cubes or use a grater this works best
With forks or a biscuit-cutter into flour mixture until it becomes little

Mix to combine dough and gently and work dough into a ball.
place on a floured board
Flour hand so dough doesn’t stick
Using a floured rolling pin roll dough out five times and fold over into a 1″ thick circle
Cut biscuits into 3″ circle I use a juice glass coated with flour

Preheat oven to 450  Brush biscuits with melted butter

Have the biscuits touch this  will give you a higher biscuit.

Bake for 8 – 11 minutes or until golden brown


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