Flaky Biscuits

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  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 TBSP baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 TBSP sugar
  • 1/3 cup shortening or butter
  • 1 cup milk


  • Preheat your oven to 425 F.
  • Lightly grease a baking sheet or iron skillet.
  • Mix the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar together until combined.
  • Cut in the shortening or butter until the mixture becomes crumbly.
  • Add 1/2 cup milk and mix until well combined and then add the remainder of the milk. Once you have worked your mixture into a soft dough, place the dough on a floured surface.
  • Knead the dough adding flour as needed.
  • Roll it out with a rolling pin until you reach your desired thickness. I prefer around 1/4"-1/2". 
  • Use a metal biscuit cutter to cut out the biscuits.
  • Place biscuits on the greased baking sheet.
  • Bake at 425 F for about 15 minutes or until the tops are golden brown.
  • Enjoy the fruits (or carbs) of your labor!