- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1 egg
- 2/3 cup milk
- In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cream of tartar. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles fine crumbs. In a small bowl, beat egg and milk; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; roll to 1/2-in. thickness. Cut with a 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter. Bake at 400° for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: about 1 dozen.
Originally published as Southern Gal Biscuits in Cookin' Up Country Breakfasts Cookbook 1994, p64
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Reviewed Nov. 5, 2009
"LOVE these biscuits...won't make anything else.. I think it is the sugar in them that makes them so good..."