Never Fail Biscuits

Never Fail Biscuits

There are literally hundreds of variations of biscuits recipes. Once you have a level of confidence with this basic recipe feel free to make your own variations.


  • 2 cups all purpose flour sifted
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbl sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup shortening
  • ¾ cup milk or buttermilk (I’ve even used ½ & ½)


  • Pre-heat oven to 425*
  • Sift and mix flour, baking powder, salt and sugar into mixing bowl.
  • Cut in or mix shortening with a fork until it looks like small crumbled pieces.
  • Add milk while stirring with a fork* until dough becomes soft and does not stick to the bowl any longer. You can also mix with your hands, it’s a bit messier but fun.
  • Lightly flour a cutting board and place your mix on the board. Knead the mixture with your hands several times.
  • Roll out dough on the board with a rolling pin until ½ inch in thickness.
  • Cut into preferred size using, biscuit or cookie cutter. You can also use a glass.
  • Place cut outs on non-greased cookie sheet and bake  for 12-15 minutes or until light golden brown on top.**
  • Depending on the size you cut, this recipe will make 12 or more biscuits.

*I’ve added an egg at this point on occasion, it works well.

** In the summer time I use these for Strawberry shortcake. Sprinkle a touch more sugar on the biscuits when they come out of the oven.


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