- 2 cups flour (all-purpose is what I use)
- 3-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 tablespoon sugar
- 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1/3 cup cold butter or 1/3 cup oil (cold butter is best)
- 2/3 cup milk (I use 2%)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Cut up the butter into small squares (approximately 1/2 inch) and place into your mixing bowl. Add in flour. Using a fork or a dough cutter, cut the butter into the flour until well blended (it will have the consistency of large crumbs). Next, stir in the rest of the dry ingredients. Finally stir in the milk. Do not over mix your dough. It will be pasty, but that's okay. Next, sprinkle your work surface with flour then pour your dough onto the work surface (tip: I spray my hands with cooking spray so that the dough doesn't stick to my hands). Form the dough into a ball. You may have to sprinkle a bit of flour on the dough to keep it from sticking to your hands. Once the ball is formed (it doesn't have to be a perfect ball, more like a mound), take your rolling pin and roll dough out to approximately 3/4 inches thick. Using a biscuit cutter, cut biscuits out and place on a slightly greased cookie sheet (I use silicone baking mats, so I forgo this step) approximately 1/2 inch apart. Bake in a 425 degree oven for 10-12 minutes.