Never-Fail Baking Powder
Biscuit Recipe

These baking powder biscuits are light and fluffy... They make great biscuits every time.


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


Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Set aside an ungreased baking sheet.

In a large bowl sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut in the lard until flour mixture resembles course cornmeal. Make a hollow in flour-shortening mixture and stir in milk to make a soft dough that leaves the sides of the bowl and sticks to the mixing fork.

Bake in oven 10 to 12 minutes. Biscuits should be golden brown when finished.

Note: If you are using self-rising flour, be sure to omit the baking powder and salt.