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