Recipe Arsenal: Biscuits

It is not by accident that the first recipe I share with you is bread.  I will try to be balanced with the recipes I share, but I must admit that I have an extra strong affinity for two things: bread and dessert.

This is my favorite biscuit recipe.  It’s fast, cheap, and basically foolproof and you probably have all the ingredients in your kitchen.  The recipe produces huge, fluffy, flaky clouds of delight that melt in your mouth.  Don’t be afriad to change things up, either.  This recipe is so versitile, you can add yummies to the dough (cheese, bacon, herbs, dried fruit, pesto) or sprinkle it on top.

J.P.’s Big Daddy Biscuits


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1 cup milk


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Cut in the shortening until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Gradually stir in milk until dough pulls away from the side of the bowl.
  3. Turn out onto a floured surface, and knead 15 to 20 times. Pat or roll dough out to 1 inch thick. Cut biscuits with a large cutter or juice glass dipped in flour. Repeat until all dough is used. Brush off the excess flour, and place biscuits onto an ungreased baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges begin to brown
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One response to “Recipe Arsenal: Biscuits

  1. nice and simple recipe! ill try this out

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