Biscuits are always a good pick in my book. While they may be easy to make, I don't think they're always easy to be successful. You can have 'okay' biscuits, 'good' biscuits, and 'awesome' biscuits. I'm going to put this in the 'good' category. A little flaky with a decent rise. I halved the recipe and did use shortening. I may have rolled them out too thinly, but honestly, once they were baked, split, and topped with a fried egg...they were fabulous.
Baking Powder Biscuits
Adapted from the Royal Master Recipe for Baking Powder Biscuits
1 cup flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp shortening
3 fl oz milk
Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Add shortening and cut in with pastry blender or forks. Gradually add milk to make a soft dough.
Roll dough out of about a half-inch thickness and cut out with biscuit cutter. Place biscuits on cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes, until they are golden.
Serve warm with plenty of butter.