Mom's Baking Powder Biscuits Recipe
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Mom's Baking Powder Biscuits

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons shortening
3/4 cup milk

1 Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

2 In a bowl mix the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the shortening and mix until in little pieces. Add milk a little at a time and mix until it forms a ball.

3 Roll out on floured board to 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch thick. Cut out in desired size and dip in melted shortening. Place biscuits on an ungreased baking sheet.

4 Bake at 450 degrees F (230 degrees C) for 12 to 15 minutes.

5 Variation: For shortcakes add 2 tablespoons for sugar to the dough and roll dough out to 1/2 inch thick.

Makes 2 - 3 dozen

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