I decided to make biscuits tonight. This is a good recipes that make a round a dozen depending on the size you make. You can have the choice to use all butter or with shortening and better milk or just milk. I suggest using whole milk.
3 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
3/4 cup butter or 1/2 cup butter and 1/4 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups butter milk or 1 cup milk
Mix the flour, baking powder, salt and cream of tartar in a large bowl. Using a pastry blender cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Add the buttermilk all at once. Using a fork, stir just until moistened.
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead dough by folding and gently pressing dough for 4 – 6 strokes or just until dough holds together. Pat or lightly roll dough until 1/4 inch thick. Cut the dough with a floured 2 1/2 inch biscuit cutter.
Place 1 inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake in a 450 F oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden. Remove from sheet and serve immediately.