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easy homemade biscuits

Recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

This simple recipe (and photo) comes from 08-10-15

yield 8 -10
prep time 5 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For easy homemade biscuits

  • 2-1/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1/3 c
    shortening or butter
  • 1 c
  • extra flour for the counter

How To Make easy homemade biscuits

  • 1
    In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
  • 2
    Cut in the shortening or butter to resemble coarse crumbs. Add half the milk and mix; then add remaining milk and thoroughly mix together.
  • 3
    Place on a floured surface and knead gently 15-20 times. Pat out flat and cut out biscuits.
  • 4
    Place biscuits on a greased baking sheet. Bake in a preheated 425º oven for 13-15 minutes. Brush tops with butter as they come out of the oven.