Baking Powder Biscuits
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup shortening
1 egg, beaten
2/3 cup milk
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Mix well with a fork to distribute ingredients.
Cut shortening in with two knives or a pastry cutter.
Flour mixture should be slightly coarse.
I used my measuring cup to combine the egg and milk. I figure if there's room, no sense in dirtying more dishes. You could also do this in small bowl.
Add milk mixture to flour.
Stir until dough forms. You can use your hands to knead the dough smooth.
Turn dough ball out onto a well floured surface. This dough will be sticky so apply a thin coating of flour to the dough.
Roll the dough out to 1/2 inch thick. Using a biscuit cutter, cut approximately 12 to 16 biscuits.
Place on a greased cookie sheet. I used my silicon mat instead.
Bake approximately 12 minutes or until golden brown.