Light and Fluffy Biscuits

Prep Time:
10 min
Cook Time:
12 min
Total Time:
25 min
Yield:
12 biscuits

Ingredients

  • Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 2 cups White Lily® Enriched Bleached Self-Rising Flour
  • 1/4 cup Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening, chilled
  • 2/3 to 3/4 cups buttermilk or milk

Instructions

  1. HEAT oven to 500°F. Coat baking sheet with no-stick cooking spray.
  2. MEASURE flour into large bowl. Cut in shortening with pastry blender or 2 knives until crumbs are the size of peas. Blend in just enough milk with fork until dough leaves sides of bowl.
  3. TURN dough onto lightly floured surface. Knead gently 2 to 3 times. Roll dough to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut using floured 2-inch biscuit cutter. Place on prepared baking sheet 1 inch apart for crisp sides or almost touching for soft sides.
  4. BAKE 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown.

VARIATION

  1. ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR: Combine 2 cups flour, 1 tablespoon baking powder and 1 teaspoon salt before cutting in shortening. Follow directions above.

Nutrition

Serving Size (1 biscuit of 12), Calories 110 (Calories from Fat 40), Total Fat 4.5g (Saturated Fat 1g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 240mg, Total Carbohydrate 15g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 1g), Protein 3g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 6%, Iron 4%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Baking Tip

Self-rising flour is ideal for biscuit recipes because it ensures the correct amount of leavener is used, and that it's evenly distributed.

Baking Tip

Roll biscuit dough to about 1/2-inch thickness to ensure good height. Cut biscuits with a sharp-edged cutter, straight down, without twisting the cutter.