Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons shortening
  • ¾ cup milk
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

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  • Step 2

    In a bowl mix the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the shortening and mix until in little pieces. Add milk a little at a time and mix until it forms a ball.

  • Step 3

    Roll out on floured board to 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch thick.Cut out in desired size and dip in melted shortening.Place biscuits on an ungreased baking sheet.

  • Step 4

    Bake at 450 degrees F (230 degrees C) for 12 to 15 minutes.

  • Step 5

    Variation: For shortcakes add 2 tablespoons for sugar to the dough and roll dough out to 1/2 inch thick.

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