I made these quick biscuits from my favorite bread cookbook.
I prefer to bake yeast breads, but I wanted something fast and easy! These guys do the trick.
Easy Baking Powder Biscuits Recipe
2 cups sifted all purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup shortening
1 cup milk (the original recipe called for 2/3 cup, but that wasn't quite enough)
Cut shortening into dry mixture till coarse crumbs form. Add milk and stir quickly. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface. Knead slightly and roll out till 1/2 inch thick. I used the rim of a cup to cut out the circles for the biscuits; you can use a biscuit cutter if you've got one. Place on baking sheet and bake at 450 degrees for 12-15 minutes. Makes 12-16 biscuits.