Making biscuits from scratch really isn't hard AND....I usually have everything on hand. We were having soup the other night and I wanted to try something new. I found this recipe in my Southern Living Homestyle Cooking. I liked the sharp cheddar cheese - gave these biscuits extra flavor. They were perfect with our soup. Truly, these took 5 minutes to mix and about 10 minutes to bake. You should try it!
Easy Cheddar Biscuits (adapted from Southern Living Homestyle Cooking)
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
4 oz shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1/3 cup shortening (use the Crisco sticks)
1/2 cup milk
Mix the first 4 ingredients using a fork, pastry blender or even a food processor. Add cheese and shortening continuing to mix until mixture is crumbly. Add milk and mix until forms a dough. ( I used my hands some too) Pat dough onto a lightly floured surface, pat to 1/2 inch thickness and cut with a 2 inch round biscuit cutter, cookie cutter or glass. Place biscuits on an ungreased baking sheet and bake at 425 for 8 - 10 minutes or until golden.