This recipe is my Aunt Mae's, my mom's sister's recipe. She was a wonderful cook and though she has been gone for many years, her biscuits are alive and well at the Jolley home. I love this recipe. Hope you will too!
Start by mixing all of the dry ingredients together. I didn't show the ingredients so forgive me. Cut in the shortening until crumbly and then add the milk. Mix until just incorporated - it will be sticky!
Pat out the dough with your fingers to around 3/4 inch thick. Cut into circles. I just used the top of a drinking glass. Now this picture doesn't show very many. I only made a half batch of dough and I cut them a little larger than I usually do.
Mae's Baking Powder Biscuits
2 cups Flour
1/2 tsp. Salt
4 tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. Cream of Tarter
2 tsp. Sugar
1/2 cup Shortening
2/3 cup Milk
Mix the dry ingredients together. Cut in the shortening until it is crumbly. Stir in the milk with a fork until just combined. Dump out onto a lightly floured counter top. Pat to about 3/4 inch thick. Cut into circles and put on a slightly greased pan.
Bake at 450* for 12 minutes or until golden brown. Do not overbake.