Serve these with butter, preserves, honey, gravy or they can also be used as dinner rolls...you get the picture. The dough can also be prepared several hours, and up to a day ahead of time. If so, turn dough out onto aluminum foil that has been either floured, lightly buttered or lightly sprayed with cooking spray. Roll up foil until it is sealed, and refrigerate. Don't be surprised if your biscuits rise even higher because the baking powder has had more time to act in the dough. Huge bites of joy my hubby & church family love them.
In a large bowl blend with pastry cutter the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Cut in the shortening until the the ingedients mix. Gradually stir in milk until dough pulls away from the side of the bowl.
Turn dough out onto a well-floured surface. Shape into a flat log, and fold into thirds. Roll into a 10x9" rectangle, approximately 1/2" thick. Using a 2 1/2" round cutter dipped in flour, cut dough, without twisting cutter. Re-roll scraps as needed. DO NOT KNEAD. HANDLE DOUGH SPARINGLY.
Brush off the excess flour, and place biscuits onto an ungreased baking sheet.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges turn golden.
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