2 cups all-purpose flour
1 T baking powder
1 t salt
1 T white sugar
1/3 cup shortening
1 cup milk
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Cut in the shortening until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Gradually stir in milk until dough pulls away from the side of the bowl.
3. Turn our onto a floured surface, and knead 15-20 times (do not over knead, this will harden the dough). Pat or roll dough out to 1 inch thick. Cut biscuits with large cutter or juice glass dipped in flour. Repeat until all dough is used. Brush off excess flour, and place biscuits onto an ungreased baking sheet.
4. Bake for 13-15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges begin to brown.