Forget the version from the tube, who doesn't like fresh homemade hot biscuits straight out of the oven? Great for breakfast, lunch, tea or with a hot dinner soup.
Tips for the best biscuits:
Make sure the butter and the milk are very cold and be sure not to over mix the dough. The biscuit cutter I use is made by Ateco. If you don't have a cutter, use a juice glass.
George Hirsch's Biscuits
Makes one dozen
2 cups sifted all purpose flour
4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
2 tsp. sugar
1/2 cup butter
2/3 cup milk
Pre heat oven to 375 degrees
Sift dry ingredients, blend shortening with dry ingredients using a pastry blender or a knife & fork. Add milk & mix well. Knead dough 2 minutes. Roll out dough and cut out biscuits. At this point you can store the cut out biscuit dough in the refrigerator until you are ready to bake them.
Bake on a ungreased cookie sheet for 10-12 minutes. Baking time will vary depending on the thickness of the biscuits.
Serve immediately warm from the oven.