Homemade Biscuits

This is a very simple biscuit recipe.  I have made it with different amounts of butter, but for whatever reason in this case (one of very few) I prefer to use shortening.  Using butter will give you a softer biscuit, something I consider more of a strawberry short cake style biscuit.

This recipe will make about 6-8  two inch biscuits.

Pre-heat oven to 425’F


2 cups flour

2 tablespoons white sugar

2 teaspoons salt

3 teaspoons baking powder

6 tablespoons vegetable shorting


In a bowl mix together the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder.  Add the shortening and mix together with fork until the shortening is crumbled into the flour.  Add about 1/3 cup of milk and mix together.  Add more milk in tablespoon amounts if needed for dough to just form a ball.

Lightly dust a surface with flour and gently knead dough a few times, until it looks smooth enough to roll with a rolling pin ( I think it looks a little like playdough).  Roll to about 1/2 inch thickness and cut out.  Place in a very lightly greased 9×13 baking dish or cookie sheet. Re knead dough and roll as needed until it is all used up.  Bake for about 10-15 minutes until golden on the top.

The first image in the dish is how you’d see it on TV, the second is how it ends up in my kitchen 🙂 And I totally just realized I don’t have a picture of a done biscuit not covered in stew… to see what these little guys look like all golden brown, check out Our Favorite Beef Stew.