Who does not love a fresh butter biscuit in the morning with butter and some honey or jam? I adapted this recipe from the Real Simple magazine. The main difference is that I don't use a food processor. Instead I use a fork and my hands.
2 cups of white flour
1/2 cup (4 oz) of cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes or vegetable shortening
1 tablespoon of baking powder
1 teaspoon of salt
1 cup of whole milk
1. Preheat oven to 400 F. In a large bowl combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Mix with a fork. Add butter (or shortening) and using your hands combine with flour until you until pea-size clumps form. Add the milk and mix until moistened.
2. Drop desired amount of dough for each biscuit onto a baking sheet. I usually make 6 to 9 biscuits. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden.