2 cups all-purpose flour
4 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. granulated sugar
1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup shortening
2/3 cup milk
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
Stir together the flour, baking powder, sugar, cream of tartar, and salt. Cut in the shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Make a well in the center. Pour in the milk all at once.
Stir just until dough clings together; no more. Knead gently on a lightly floured surface for 10-12 strokes.
Roll or pat to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut with a 2 1/2-inch biscuit cutter, dipping the cutter into flour before each cut.
Transfer to an ungreased baking sheet. Bake in 450 degree F (230 degree C) oven for 10-12 minutes, or until golden. Serve warm with butter and jam or preserves.
Makes 10-12 biscuits.
Submitted By: Liisa
Date: February 2, 2005