This is just the best biscuit recipe from my mom, Nancy Aton. We fixed these New Year's Day 2010 and used them for ham sandwiches. They are light, fluffy and just plain delicious. would be wonderful as "Biscuits and Gravy" too!!
2 cups unbleached flour
4 tsp. baking powder ( cut down to 3 1/2 tsps. at high altitude)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
2 tsp. sugar
1/2 cup(1 stick) slightly softened butter
2/3 cup cream or whole milk
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix all dry ingredients in medium bowl. cut in butter,using a pastry fork, until the size of peas. Quickly add cream and stir until just moistened. Gather into ball and turn onto a floured board. Knead lightly about 5 times. Cut biscuits with a 2 inch cutter or smaller if you like.Place on lightly oiled(sprayed) baking sheet. Brush with cream. Bake about 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Can freeze these after cutting them out on baking sheet and then transfer to plastic bag. Will need to bake a little longer, about 18 minutes or so. Makes about16 biscuits.