Recipe by Canadian Living
This is the most amazing biscuit recipe. Apparently I have no self control when eating warm flaky biscuits smothered in butter. I won't even admit how many I can eat at one time. That's all to say...these perfectly fluffy, perfectly flaky, melt in your mouth biscuits are dangerously good.
What you'll need
2 cups All-purpose flour
1 tbsp Baking powder
2 tsp Granulated sugar
1/4 tsp Salt
1/4 cup each cold Butter and Shortening, cubed
2/3 cup Milk
1. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Using fingertips, or pastry blender, cut in butter and shortening until in coarse crumbs with a few larger pieces. Make a well in centre; pour in milk all at once. Stir with fork just until dough clings together.
2. Turn out onto lightly floured surface; knead lightly 10-12 times. Pat out into scant 2 cm thickness. Using a 6 cm round cutter, cut out biscuits, dipping cutter in flour between cuts. Repeat with scraps once.
3. Bake on parchment paper-lined baking sheet in 450°F oven until golden and flaky, about 10-12 minutes. Serve warm.