Description: These tasty biscuits are a family favorite in the Shire, and I'm sure it will become yours.

Submitted by: Morlothwen on 2004-02-06 16:16:35

Serves: Yield: 1 dozen

Prep Time: Prep: 6 minutes Bake: 15 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

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


Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Combine first 3 ingredients; cut in shortening with a pastry blender until
mixture is crumbly. Add milk, stirring until dry ingredients are moistened. Turn dough out onto a floured surface, and knead lightly 3 or 4 times.

Roll dough to 1/2-inch thickness; cut with a 2 1/2-inch biscuit cutter. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake 15 minutes or until golden.