These easy homemade biscuits require just three ingredients: shortening, self-rising flour, and milk. 

Dottie B. Miller, Jonesborough, Tennessee
Recipe by Southern Living October 2004

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
bake:
12 mins
total:
22 mins
Yield:
Makes 14 (2-inch) biscuits
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cut shortening into flour with a pastry blender or fork until crumbly. Add milk, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened.

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  • Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead lightly 3 or 4 times. Pat or roll dough to 1/2-inch thickness; cut with a 2-inch round cutter, and place on a lightly greased baking sheet.

  • Bake at 475° for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.

  • Sour Cream Biscuits: Substitute 1 (8-ounce) container sour cream for 2/3 cup milk. Proceed as directed.

  • Ham-and-Swiss Cheese Biscuits: Stir 2/3 cup finely chopped ham and 2/3 cup finely chopped Swiss cheese into the flour and shortening mixture; add milk, and proceed as directed.

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