2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon white sugar
1/3 cup shortening
1 cup milk
Heat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
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.
Turn out onto a floured surface, and knead 15 to 20 times. Pat
or roll dough out to 1 inch thick. Cut biscuits with a large
cutter or juice glass dipped in flour. Repeat until all dough
is used. Brush off the excess flour, and place biscuits onto
an ungreased baking sheet.
Bake for 13 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges
begin to brown.