JP’s Big Daddy Biscuits

“She was convinced that she could have been happy with him, when it was no longer likely they should meet.” –Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

From JP’s Big Daddy

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder (use 1 1/2 T for higher rise)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1 cup milk (use buttermilk for more flavor)

Directions

  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 un-greased baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges begin to brown.

Note from reviewer: They really do rise more if you prepare the dough several hours ahead and refrigerate until time to make them. Try mixing the dough the night before you plan to have them. They turned out almost identical to the biscuits at the ever popular fried chicken restaurant.

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