How to Make Southern Biscuits
- Measure dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Cut in shortening until the flour has large texture balls.
- Stir in 1 cup of the milk while mixing slowly until all dry mixture is absorbed. Save 1/4 cup milk. Dough will be slightly stiff.
- Pour dough onto a floured surface. Knead gently until dough becomes soft and pliable. Do not need too long or biscuits will be tough. Roll into a 1/2 inch thick circle. Cut into rounds with a biscuit cutter or a regular juice glass.
- Place biscuits into a cold, greased cast iron skillet or a stone baking sheet. Place biscuits so the edges barely touch. Brush the remaining 1/4 cup of milk on tops of biscuit. Bake in preheated 450 degree oven for 15 minutes.