There is something rather miraculous about stirring together two ingredients (yes, two ingredients!) and getting delicious homemade biscuits.
For a sweet biscuit (such as for shortcake), stir 2 to 3 tablespoons of sugar into the flour.
Rather than pat the dough into a square, just drop 2-inch pieces of dough onto the greased cookie sheet and bake as directed.
As a substitute for 2 cups self-rising flour, use 2 cups all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder and 1 teaspoon salt.