November 18, 2013
That is the number of ingredients needed to make these biscuits. It's intriguing how good something so simple can taste, and very handy when one doesn't have a lot of time.
2 cups flour
4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
not quite 1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons butter
1 cup (8 oz) milk
Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
Mix all of the dry ingredients together in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Cut in the butter, rubbing it into the dry ingredients with fingers.
Make a shallow hole in the center of the dry mixture with your fist. Add milk slowly to make a soft dough. The dough should be soft and pliable, but not sticky.
Knead dough lightly for a few seconds. Shape the dough into partially flattened balls about 3 inches across.
Place biscuits on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until lightly browned. Serve warm.