I found this recipe several years ago inThe Louie's Backyard Cookbook. It makes the best biscuits I've ever eaten. They are especially amazing warm, drizzled with honey.
- 2 cups flour
- 4 tsps baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 tsp sugar
- ½ tsp cream of tartar
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- ½ cup butter, cold and cut into ½ inch cubes
- 3/4 cup buttermilk, more if needed and for glazing
Preheat oven to 400º. Combine dry ingredients. Add butter and cut into dry ingredients with a pastry cutter or a fork. Cut butter until it resembles small peas. Using a fork, stir in buttermilk. Add more if needed. Dough should be moist but not sticky. Turn dough out on to a floured work surface. Press dough into a 1" thickness. Cut into 3" disks with a biscuit cutter. Place biscuits on a baking sheet. Reform scrap dough and cut more biscuits. Brush biscuit tops with buttermilk before baking. Bake for 12 minutes until golden brown.
Makes about 8 biscuits.