This is our all-time favorite biscuit recipe. The flavor is fabulous with pure butter, but it can weep out a bit in baking. For a cleaner pan, use the butter-shortening combo option.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 450°. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and cream of tartar. Use a pastry blender or your fingertips to cut or rub in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Add 1 cup milk all at once. Use a fork to stir just until mixture is moistened.

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  • Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Gently knead until dough just holds together. Pat or lightly roll dough until 3/4 inch thick. Cut with a floured 21/2-inch biscuit cutter; reroll scraps as necessary and dip cutter into flour between cuts. (Or skip the cutter and avoid rerolling: Pat dough into a circle and cut into wedges, or pat into a rectangle and cut into squares.)

  • Place biscuits 1 inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet. For extra golden tops, brush with additional milk, if desired. Bake until golden, 10 to 14 minutes. Remove biscuits from baking sheet and serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

231 calories; 12 g total fat; 7 g saturated fat; 1 g polyunsaturated fat; 3 g monounsaturated fat; 32 mg cholesterol; 427 mg sodium. 97 mg potassium; 26 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 2 g sugar; 4 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 397 IU vitamin a; 0 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 2 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 59 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 100 mg calcium; 2 mg iron;

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