Shortcake Biscuits

2 c flour

1/2 tsp salt

4 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp cream of tartar

1/3 c sugar

1/2 c butter

2/3 c milk

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Sift dry ingredients. Cut butter into the dry ingredients until crumbly. Add milk to make a soft dough. Knead a few times, adding more flour to prevent sticking. For easiest shortcakes, pat dough into a 5 x 10" rectangle and cut into 8 pieces. For round shortcakes, roll out to 1-2" thickness and cut with 2 1/2" biscuit cutter (makes about 8 biscuits). Gather and re-roll scraps once for additional shortcakes. Bake on a parchment-lined baking sheet for 12 minutes.