Biscuits are a delicious treat to have any time. They’re light and can go with almost any drink. Just like cookies, you can make biscuits right at home- and customise the recipe to your liking. Here’s a sample recipe to try this weekend.


2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup shortening
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt


  • Preheat oven to (230 degrees C).
  • Sift together flour, baking powder and salt in a large mixing bowl. Cut in shortening with fork or pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Pour milk into flour mixture while stirring with a fork. Mix in milk until dough is soft, moist and stops sticking to the side of the bowl.
  • Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and toss with flour. Do this until it’s no longer sticky.
  • Roll dough out onto a 1/2 inch thick sheet and cut with a floured biscuit or cookie cutter.
  • Press together unused dough and repeat rolling and cutting procedure.
  • Place biscuits on ungreased baking sheets and bake in preheated oven for about 10 minutes or until golden brown.


  • To achieve flaky biscuits, use cold butter or shortening.
  • Avoid twisting the cutter while cutting out the biscuits- this will prevent them from rising thus they will be flat.


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