- 8 cups all-purpose flour
- ⅓ c baking powder
- 2 tsp salt
- 2½ Tbsp sugar (optional)
- 1 c shortening
- Preheat oven to 450°.
- Use ⅓ cup milk for each cup of biscuit mix. Stir until the dough just comes together. It will be very sticky.
- For Drop Biscuits, drop onto a greased or lined baking sheet.
- For Rolled Biscuits, turn out onto a floured surface, dust the top with flour, and knead dough 9 or 10 times. Press into a 1-inch thick round and cut out with a biscuit cutter or round cookie cutter. Be sure to press straight down. Reform scrap dough and cut out, working as little as possible. Place on greased or lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden.