Classic Biscuits

Classic Biscuits
Yield: 8 biscuits Prep 10 mins Bake 400°F 14 mins


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup solid vegetable shortening
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter

Make It

1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.

2. Add shortening with a pastry blender or potato masher, cutting until shortening is in very small pieces. Stir in milk.

3. Gather dough together, kneading slightly if dry. Pat out to 1/2-inch thickness, and cut out as many biscuits as possible with a 2-3/4-inch round biscuit cutter. Gently gather scraps together and repeat patting and cutting, for a total of 8 biscuits. Transfer to an ungreased baking sheet. Brush biscuits with butter.

4. Bake biscuits at 400 degrees F for 14 minutes, until risen and golden on top. Cool slightly before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 219, Fat, total (g): 11, chol. (mg): 7, sat. fat (g): 4, carb. (g): 26, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 4, sodium (mg): 380, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.