Baking Powder Biscuits
- 2 cups. all-purpose flour
- 1 Tbsp. plus 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup plus 1 Tbsp. shortening
- 1/4 cup milk
Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; stir well. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle milk evenly over flour mixture, stirring until dry ingredients are moistened. Turn dough out on a lightly floured surface; knead lightly 10 to 12 times. Roll dough to 1/2 inch thickness; cut with a 2-3/4 inch biscuit cutter. Place biscuits on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake at 450 for 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Makes 12 biscuits.