classic biscuits


These are a classic in my family. The card that is always pulled out of the recipe files when biscuits are needed to accompany a dinner. I think I started making these when I was around 10 when I started making these, I cannot believe I am just getting around to blogging them. They always turn out so fluffy and light. I made these for dinner at my parent’s house tonight, we just finished up eating them alongside a beef roast. I’m sitting on the floor of my parent’s kitchen listening to the quibble over the last of the biscuits. I think they have it sorted out now, the adults get two, the kids get one.

4 cups flour

4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

2 tablespoons sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

3/4 cup butter, cut into 1/2 inch cubes

1 egg, beaten

1 cup of milk


Heat oven to 450.

Combine dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Add the cubed butter, use your hands to cut the butter into the flour mixture until you have large and small flat chinks of butter. Add the milk and egg. Use your hands to combine everything together. Turn onto a cutting board and kneed a couple of times to bring everything together (do not!!! Over work). Pat the dough to about 1/2 inch thick, use a glass, biscuit cutter or some kind of round object to cutout the biscuits. Arrange close together on a baking sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes.


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