September 17, 2009


2 cups flour

4 tsp. baking powder

1 TBS. sugar

3/4 tsp. salt

1/2 cup vegetable shortening

1 egg beaten

2/3 cup milk

1. Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Using a pastry cutter or 2 knives, cut shortening into dry ingredients until mixture is crumbly.

2. Combine egg and milk; stir into flour mixture. (do not over-mix.)

3. Turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead 5 to 7 times. Roll dough to 1-inch thickness and cut with a 2-inch square biscuit cutter or use a knife.

4. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 450℉ for 10 minutes or until golden.

Makes 1 dozen.

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