Old Fashion Baking Powder Biscuits
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup milk (buttermilk is the best)
Heat the oven to 450.
Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl.
Cut in butter with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs with some pea-sized pieces. Add milk and sit with a fork until clumps form, making slightly stick dough.
Place dough on a well floured work surface. Coat your hands with flour and knead gently 8 to 10 times. until the dough just holds together and is no longer sticky.
Gently pat dough into a 9 inch round at least 1/2 inch think, lifting dough occasionally so it doesn’t stick to the surface. Cut 2 1/2 inch biscuits with a biscuit cutter (or just use to top of a glass).
Place biscuits about 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Press and remaining scraps together and cut into biscuit sized pieces.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.
These are also really good if you add in some cheese and use garlic salt in place of regular. Also, I don't roll mine out quite as much as this recipe calls for. I like them a little taller.