From Bettycrocker Cookbook
2 cups flour
1 tbls baking powder
2 tsp sugar
1/2 cup shortening, margarine or butter (remember if it is salted butter/margarine to OMIT the salt)
1/4 tsp salt
2/3 cup milk
In bowl stir together flour, powder, sugar, and salt. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Mix in milk all at once. Stir until dough clings together. (May need more milk)
On lightly floured surface knead dough gently. Roll of pat to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut out biscuits with cookie cutter, cup or knife.
Transfer biscuits to a baking sheet. Bake in oven at 450 for 8-10 minutes until lightly brown. Makes 8 large biscuits.
Fun Additions: Cheddar & minced garlic
What do you do to make this basic biscuit different?