Well, I've finally found a favorite biscuit recipe!!
I copied this "Fluffy Biscuits" recipe from a Taste of Home cookbook. I'm thinking the egg makes the difference from most biscuits I've made...?
Small TIP from Bobby Flay: when placing biscuits on your baking sheet, keep biscuit edges touching. This helps them rise higher.
(I've tried this with the entire batch, but the center ones don't seem to cook all the way through. I now group 3 biscuits together... nice, fluffy biscuits!)
2 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
3 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shortening
2/3 cup milk
In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Cut in shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Beat egg with milk; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
Turn onto a well-floured surface; knead 20 times. Roll to 3/4-inch thickness; cut with a floured 2 1/2-inch biscuit cutter.
Place on lightly greased baking sheet. Bake at 450 for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.
Yield: 1 dozen
Mmmmm! Nothing quite so deliciously comforting as a warm, flaky biscuit slathered in butter and jam!!