Fluffy Biscuits

Fluffy Biscuits

"If you're looking for a flaky basic biscuit, this recipe is the best. These golden-brown rolls bake up tall, light and tender. Their mild flavor tastes even better when the warm biscuits are spread with butter or jam. -Nancy Horsburgh, Everett, Ontario"
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30 m servings
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  1. In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Cut in shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Beat egg with milk; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  2. Turn onto a well-floured surface; knead 20 times. Roll to 3/4-in. thickness; cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake at 450 degrees F for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.

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I adore biscuits and have been trying to find the perfect recipe. This one comes very close. In the name of science I made three versions of this recipe one evening; one with all shortening, o...

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What went wrong? Egg? Sugar? As a Southerner I like the "whang" of buttermilk in biscuits. Oh well, thanks anyway Nancy.

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I adore biscuits and have been trying to find the perfect recipe. This one comes very close. In the name of science I made three versions of this recipe one evening; one with all shortening, o...

This is the recipe we always use for biscuits now! I do a couple of things differently after a LOT of trial and error. I use COLD butter in place of the shortening and cut back just a little o...

Fantastic. I think using ALL shortening is the quintessential factor in true, southern biscuits. Shortening creates an extremely flaky, tender crumb. But I agree it lacks flavor without butter....

WOW! Yummy, fluffy, easy, tender. I was looking for a buttermilk biscuit recipe and couldn't find what I wanted, so I used this and used buttermilk instead of milk. Used stick butter for shor...

Great biscuits. From other's suggestions we changed the shortening to real butter (keep it cold), and used a food processor to blend dry with butter, put in bowl to stir in milk. Kneaded about ...

These are the best biscuits I have ever made. I used butter instead of shortening and wiped the tops with half and half before I put them in the oven. They rise perfectly!

Awesome recipe!!! I've been trying for a while to make homemade biscuits and these reminded me of the kind I had growing up. I sneaked in a little bit more baking powder and shortening even thou...

THIS is the biscuit recipe I have been in search of for years! They are flaky, light and absolute comfort food! Thank you for sharing this recipe.

Very good but missing something, maybe a little more salt, will try that next time. I used 1/2 butter and 1/2 shortening, also increased sugar to 1 T. I only had to bake for 7 minutes, may have ...

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