The Cowboy Cook's Never Fail Biscuits

      Never Fail Biscuit
      There are literally hundreds of variations of biscuits recipes. Once you have a level of confidence with this basic recipe feel free to make your own variations.

      • 2 cups all purpose flour, sifted

      • 4 tespoons baking powder

      • 1 tablespon sugar

      • 1/2 teaspoon salt

      • 1/2 cup shortening

      • 3/4 cup milk or buttermilk (or even Half & Half)

      1. Pre heat oven to 425-degrees

      2. Sift and mix flour, baking powder, salt and sugar into mixing bowl.

      3. Cut in or mix shortening with a fork until it crumbles into small, pea-size pieces.

      4. Add milk while stirring with a fork until dough becomes soft and no longer sticks to the sides of the bowl. (You can also mix with your hands, it's a bit messier but fun.)

      5. Lightly flour a cutting board and place your mix on the board. Knead the mixture with your hands several times.

      6. Roll out dough on the board with a rolling pin until 1/2-inch in thickness.

      7. Cut using a biscuit or cookie cutter. (You can also use a glass.)

      8. Place cut out bicuits on non-greased cookie sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes or until light golden brown on top. You can also add an egg wash halfway through baking if you'd ike.

      9. Depending on the size you cut, this recipe will make 12 or more biscuits.

      In the summer time I use these biscuits for Strawberry shortcake. Sprinkle a touch more sugar on the biscuits when they come out of the oven.