Buttermilk biscuits
  • 3 c flour
  • 4 t baking powder
  • 1 T sugar
  • 1 t salt
  • 3/4 t cream of tartar
  • 3/4 c butter, chopped
  • 1 1/4 c buttermilk (or 1 c milk)
  1. Mix everything but buttermilk. Make a crater in the mixture. Add buttermilk all at once. Stir until just moistened. Do not overstir.
  2. Form biscuits. The less handling of the dough, the better (overhandling makes tough biscuits). I just make a lump on the floured surface and press it out with my fingertips until it's a nice thickness, about two fingers high.
  3. Bake biscuits at 450 for 10-12 minutes, until golden.
  4. For a variation, add 1/4 c whipping or heavy cream and make drop biscuits instead of formed biscuits.
  5. Photo is of formed biscuit.