I found my husband years ago...as of last weekend, I think I've also found the perfect biscuit!
Here's what I love about it:
- It's fast to whip up. The dough comes together in a matter of minutes! So many biscuit recipes require complicated sifting or hours of rising...not this one. When I want breakfast, I want it now, and this recipe lets me have it.
- It takes simple ingredients...stuff I've already got in the pantry. My favorite feature is that it calls for butter and not shortening. Butter equals tons of flavor. Shortening just means bigger hips.
- The biscuits rise beautifully and separate easily. Time to pull out the jam!
The recipe comes from one of my favorite Gooseberry Patch cookbooks - Country Baking. They are so good that I have to share!
Dixie's Sky High Biscuits
from Gooseberry Patch's Country Baking
3 cups all-purpose flour
4 1/2 t. baking powder
3/4 t. cream of tartar
2 T. sugar
1/2 t. salt
3/4 cup butter
1 egg, beaten
1 cup milk
Combine flour, baking powder, cream of tartar, sugar and salt. Cut in butter until mixture is coarse and crumbly. Add egg and milk, stirring quickly until just mixed. On lightly floured board, knead briefly. Roll to about one-inch thickness. Cut the dough with a round biscuit cutter. Place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes. Makes about 1 1/2 dozen.