I love using biscuits in lieu of bread for different things. A grilled garlic biscuit instead of garlic bread, avocado biscuit with a fried egg on top, instead of avocado toast…you get it. Sometimes the biscuits are too crumbly, or too soft, or not soft enough. This is just a really good all-purpose biscuit recipe. To be honest it’s an adaptation of the recipe off the back of a baking powder tub. I find this makes the perfect biscuit.Print
Buttery, soft and fluffy biscuits.
- 4 cups all purpose flour, plus more for rolling
- 3 tbsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 3/4 cups shortening
- 2 cups milk
- butter, melted for brushing
- Heat oven to 400 degrees.
- Combine flour, baking powder, soda, salt, and sugar.
- Cut in shortening; mixture should be crumbly.
- Add milk and combine until mixture forms a ball.
- Sprinkle a generous amount of flour onto a large workspace and dump the ball of biscuit dough; give a few kneads and roll out with a rolling pin to 1 inch tall.
- Cut biscuit dough into squares and arrange on a baking sheet, with a couple of inches in between; brush with melted butter.
- Bake 13 to 18 minutes until golden brown.