I've been on a life-long search for the perfect homemade biscuit. I can die now. This is it. There are so many things to love about these biscuits. I always have all of the ingredients in my kitchen (no buttermilk required!). They are equally delicious with sausage gravy or strawberries and whipped cream. They are HUGE and buttery and delicious. So much love.
2 cups all purpose flour
1 T. baking powder
1 T. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1/3 c. + 1 T. shortening (I use butter flavored. You could also use actual butter, I suppose.)
1 cup milk
2 T. butter, melted
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a large bowl, whisk together dry ingredients. Cut in the shortening until mixture becomes a course meal. Gradually stir in milk.
Turn onto a floured board. (The less you knead the dough, the better.) Roll out dough until it is 1 inch thick. Cut biscuits using a glass dipped in flour. Place biscuits onto an ungreased baking sheet.
Bake 13-15 minutes, or until edges begin to brown. Brush with melted butter immediately after you take them out of the oven.
Makes 6 large biscuits. (I have been able to get 12 smaller biscuits from this same amount of dough.)