Homemade Biscuits Recipe

Course Breads - Biscuits


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 TBS baking powder
  • 2 TSP salt
  • 2 TBS sugar
  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cup milk


  1. In a mixing bowl add the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Use the whisk attachment and mix for 1 minute.
  2. Slowly cut in shortening and mix until mixture resembles coarse meal. Gradually add the milk into mixture until dough pulls away from bowl. If dough has a "wet" consistency add a pinch of flour until you reach desired texture.
  3. On a floured surface, pat or roll dough until it is about 1" thick. Use a glass to cut biscuits until all dough is used.
  4. Place biscuits on ungreased cooking sheet. Bake at 425° for 12 to 14 minutes. Biscuits should be lightly golden when done.
  5. Remove from oven, cool and enjoy!
  6. Makes about 12-15 biscuits.