Oh, I have the perfect recipe! Betty Crocker is my hero. I always double the recipe for our family, but here is the recipe with the original ingredients and a few of my personal recommendations.
- 2 cups flour
- 1 T sugar
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup shortening (I ALWAYS use real butter - we've tried margarine and ghee and it is not good!)
- 3/4 cup milk
Preheat oven to 450 F (230 C). Combine the dry ingredients and then cut in the butter until crumbly. Stir in the milk until the dough leaves the sides of the bowl. Place the dough on a floured surface and knead lightly 10 times (sprinkle a little bit more flour on top to keep it from sticking to your hands). Pat out to 1/2 inch thick and cut with a biscuit cutter or cup. Place on greased light colored cookie sheet. If the baking sheet is dark the bottoms tend to burn.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes.
Tell me how they turn out for you. We make these weekly!