Better Butter Biscuits


biscuitsA classic Southern staple that pairs beautifully with so many foods.


2 cups sifted flour


3 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup unsalted butter

3/4 cup milk


Preheat oven for 425 degrees.



Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Cut in cold butter with pastry blender (or two knives). Add milk all at once. Stir until a soft ball is formed. On a lightly floured surface knead dough for 3 minutes. Roll dough to measure 1/2 inch thickness. Cut circles with a floured glass or biscuit cutter. Put on ungreased baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes until lightly golden. Serve hot.



Makes about 12 biscuits. 

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