Fluffy homemade Biscuits

biscuit2     biscuit1I may have mentioned this before, but I am a biscuit fanatic. They are on my list of 5 favorite things to eat. Do you ever think about what your  top 5 things to eat are? In addition to biscuits, my other faves are brownies, spaghetti, prime rib and sushi. Ohhhhhhhh, but then there chips and salsa too. Hmmmmm, ok, so let’s make that 6 favorite things to eat!! If you feel like sharing your top 6 things, let’s hear it!
Anyway, back to the biscuits……. My sister is also a biscuit fanatic. Guess it was our upbringing. My dad always made biscuits. Biscuits with jam, biscuits and gravy, honey butter biscuits….we always had good fluffy biscuits with our meals. I will be posting the honey butter biscuits soon. Oh boy, they are decadent.
My sister sent me this recipe last week. I have made hundreds of biscuits over the years, but never one that had an egg in the recipe. But I must say, I really like this recipe. It is light, fluffy, nice and high….M-m-m-m-m. But now I have to go back and try my all time favorite recipe and compare the two. Oh gosh darn it all. But here is Sis’s biscuit recipe:

Fluffy Biscuit
2 c flour
4 tsps baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1/3 cup shortening or butter (I used butter of course)
1 egg in measuring cup with milk to equal 2/3 c liquid

Preheat oven to 425. Combine dry ingredients. Add shortening or butter and cut into small pieces till resembles course meal. Add egg/milk mixture and stir into dry ingredients gently. Turn unto floured surface and work gently for a moment until dough looks smooth. DO NOT OVERHANDLE. Roll out 1/2″ thick and cut with a round biscuit or cookie cutter. Just use a glass if you dont have a cutter. Plop em on a baking sheet and bake 8-10 minutes until barely brown. Makes about 8 biscuits. Or if you prefer a bigger biscuit, cut them bigger.

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