Una's (Almost) No Fail Biscuits

This recipe from Dixie's Aunt Una may be the easiest biscuit you'll ever run across. But, take it from Dixie, they're good!
Course Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword biscuits,
Servings 10


  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening You may need a bit more of the shortening. Use up to 2/3 cup total to get the desired dough consistency.
  • 1 cup milk


  • Mix all together. NOTE: You don’t need to cut the shortening into the flour first. 
  • Generously sprinkle dough board with additional flour. Knead dough until slightly stiff. Roll out to about 1” thick and cut into circles.
  • Bake at 400 degrees on a greased baking sheet. Serve warm. Enjoy!


Una always used Crisco when making these biscuits. But you can use one of the new organic veggie shortenings, such as Spectrum.
SERVING TIP: Top your hot biscuits with Chocolate Gravy (as shown). Check out Dixie's recipe for Chocolate Gravy here


Serving: 2biscuits