Less definitely is more in biscuit baking. The less you handle the dough, the fluffier and higher your results.

Less definitely is more in biscuit baking. The less you handle the dough, the fluffier and higher your results.


SIMPLE BISCUITS

2 cups flour

4 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon  cream of tartar

2 teaspoons sugar

1/2 cup solid shortening

2/3 cup milk

Sift the dry ingredients. Cut in shortening with a knife until crumbs form. Add milk and stir to form dough. Knead on floured board 10 strokes. Roll out to 1/2 inch thick and cut biscuits.

Place on an ungreased sheet. Use a pastry brush to paint tops with milk. Bake 10 to 12 minutes in a 450-degree oven.

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