iChef's Best Ever Biscuits Recipe

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A wonderful biscuit to accompany a soup or a stew. Also served great with tea or in my case a glass of juice! You have to eat one warm for the ultimate experience.

Step 1

Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and cream of tartar together lightly.

Step 2

Cut in shortening until mixture is course with particles the size of peas.

Step 3

Make a well in the center of mixture; pour in half the milk and mix gently.

Step 4

Add egg with remaining milk to mixture and mix lightly with a fork.

Step 5

Turn out onto lightly floured surface. Roll or pat to thickness of ½-inch to ¾-inch.

Step 6

Cut with lightly floured cutter. Place on cookie sheet and bake in a 400°F oven for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.

NOTE: You can use a drinking glass as a biscuit cutter, just be sure to dip it in flour to prevent sticking. Other alternatives are tin cans (well washed of course. Be careful they are quite sharp. You will have to punch a couple of air holes in the solid end or you'll have problems getting the biscuits to fall out of the cutter.)

"Goes Great with any Meal (or by themselves)"
Growing up I was never a biscuit eater. In fact, I had never finished an entire biscuit until the first time my wife made this recipe. We love to eat these with stews and soups but they are wonderful on there own. Be sure to enjoy a few while they are still warm.

Kent Villard is the editor and webmaster of iChef.com, one of the Net's premiere cooking destinations. Be sure to signup for Kent's weekly Newsletter, What's New @ iChef.com.

Things You'll Need

  • 3cups flour
  • 4 1/2tsp baking powder
  • 2 1/2tbsp white sugar
  • 3/4tsp salt
  • 3/4tsp cream of tartar
  • 3/4cup shortening
  • 1cup milk
  • 1medium egg

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