The Best Light & Fluffy Homemade Biscuits

The Best Light & Fluffy BiscuitsMy mother made these homemade biscuits regularly when I was a child, and I just love them. They are light and fluffy and taste wonderful with some butter and a drizzle of honey or jam on top. And these homemade biscuits are quick and easy to make. I usually make them when our family has soup for dinner. Then we either take a biscuit and dip it in our soup, or eat it on the side with some honey. By the way, you’ll want to check out these 12 Favorite Soup Recipes that my family loves because they are all really good recipes too.

 

The Best Biscuits on a pan

To make these best homemade biscuits, you’ll combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a medium bowl. Using a pastry cutter, cut the shortening into the dry ingredients until it is like course crumbs. Add the milk all at once, and stir quickly with a fork. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough 1/2 inch thick. Be sure not to roll the dough too thin or they won’t turn out fluffy. Trust me, I learned from experience because I rolled it out too thin. So keep the dough on the thicker side of a 1/2 inch when rolling it out. Cut out biscuits using a round biscuit cutter or floured glass cup. Place the cut out biscuits on an ungreased baking sheet, and bake at 450 degrees for 10-12 minutes until golden brown.

 

Soft & Flaky Biscuits

Here is the recipe you can print to make these light and fluffy biscuits:

The Best Light & Fluffy Biscuits
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Serves: 12-15 biscuits
 
These biscuits are quick and easy to make for dinner, and they are light and fluffy to eat and taste delicious with butter, jam or a drizzle of honey on them.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • ½ cup shortening
  • ⅔ cups milk
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
  2. Cut the shortening into the dry ingredients until it is like course crumbs.
  3. Add milk all at once, and stir quickly with a fork.
  4. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough ½ inch thick. Cut out biscuits using round biscuit cutter or floured glass cup.
  5. Bake on ungreased baking sheet at 450 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

 

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