- 2 cups sifted flour
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 4 tablespoons butter (1/2 stick)
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- about 3/4 cup milk
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Mix the salt and baking powder into the flour. Cut the butter into the flour mixture. Add the milk and lightly mix until the ingredients are combined. Don’t knead the biscuit dough or mix it too much.
I like to flour a jelly roll pan and plop the biscuit dough on top. More flour goes on top of the bisuits and on my wooden rolling pin (which used to belong to my mother). The handles of my rolling pin fit right over the jelly roll pan. That way the dough gets rolled to the same thickness and the pan contains the mess.
Cut out as many biscuits as you can (I use a 2″ biscuit cutter; you can also use a drinking glass). Place the biscuits in a cake pan so that the sides touch. Gently gather the dough scraps together and roll them out. Cut out the remaining dough. This recipe will fill one cake pan full of biscuits.
Bake for about 12-15 minutes until they are lightly browned.