I searched high and low for the perfect rolled biscuit recipe. I am TERRIBLE at making biscuits. They always come out hard and crumbly. Until I found this recipe. Very easy to make, bakes for only 9 minutes, and the perfect melt-in-your mouth texture.
Fluffy Buttermilk Biscuits
2 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
3 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cold butter (or shortening)
2/3 cup buttermilk (or plain milk if you don't have buttermilk on hand)
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Stir to combine.
Cut in the butter until it resembles coarse crumbs (use your hands if you don't have a pastry cutter).
In a measuring cup, whisk together the buttermilk and egg. Pour over the flour mixture, and mix with a fork until moistened.
Turn out the dough on a lightly floured surface. Knead 20 times.
Roll out with a rolling pin to about 1/2 inch thick. Cut into circles, I use a drinking glass. Place in a non-stick cake pan.
Bake for 8-10 minutes at 450 degrees until golden brown.