Susie's Southern Biscuits

Susie's Southern Biscuits

Makes 12


2 cups flour
4 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. cream of tartar
2 tsp. sugar
½ cup butter, very cold, cut into ½" chunks
⅔ cup milk
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In a medium mixing bowl, sift together first 5 ingredients. Using food processor or pastry cutter, cut butter into dry ingredients until butter is in pea-sized pieces; using a fork, stir milk into dry ingredients just until dough is uniformly moist (there will be lumps). Move dough to a large sheet of waxed paper; use a second sheet of wax paper (not your hands) to fold dough in half a few times; pat into a square approximately 8x8", taking care not overwork the dough. Cut into 9 squares; bake in preheated 450° oven on baking sheet lined with parchment paper until light brown on top (8-10 min.). Serve warm with butter and honey or fill with scrambled eggs, ham, cheese, etc. for a true southern-style breakfast.

Recipe courtesy of Elizabeth Ries.