2 cups flour
1-tablespoon baking powder
2 teaspoons sugar
½ teaspoon cream of tarter
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup softened butter
Stir together flour, baking powder, sugar, cream of tarter, and salt.
Cut in butter till mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Make a well in the center.
Add milk all at once; stir till moistened.
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface.
Quickly knead dough by gently folding and pressing dough 10 to 12 strokes or till nearly smooth.
Pat dough to ½-inch thickness.
Cut dough with a biscuit cutter or the top of a glass.
Place biscuits 1 inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet.
Bake in a 450-degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes or till golden.
Remove biscuits from baking sheet and serve hot.
Makes about 8 biscuits.