Grandma Lenhart's Biscuits

Yields 10

2 c. flour

1 tsp. salt

4 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. cream of tartar

3 tbsp. sugar

1/2 c. butter

1 c. milk


Preheat your oven to 425.

In a large bowl, combine flour, salt, baking powder and cream of tartar. Slice butter into the flour mixture. Using a pastry blender or fork, smush the butter and flour together until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Pour in milk. Stir quickly to combine.

On a floured surface, briefly knead the dough (adding more flour if it's too wet) to get it to the point where you can roll it. Roll or press dough out to 1/2" thick. Use a round cookie cutter, or a drinking glass dipped in flour, and cut out biscuits. Place biscuits on a baking sheet. Bake at 450 for 8-12 minutes or until golden brown.