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James Beard's Baking Powder Biscuits

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“I got this recipe from "Beard on Bread" many, many years ago. I always make them with chopped herbs and/or grated Parmesan to give them a little extra kick. They're wonderful!”
READY IN:
30mins
SERVES:
12-18
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Sift flour into mixing bowl with baking powder and salt.
  2. Using fingers, two knives, or a heavy fork, blend butter and flour into very fine particles. (Don't beat any longer than you absolutely must!).
  3. Add milk and stir just enough to ake particles cling together -- it will be a very soft dough.
  4. (You may have to add up to another 1/4 cup of milk, for a total of 1 cup of milk in the biscuit dough.) Turn on to floured surface and knead for about 1 minute.
  5. Drop dough by large spoonfuls on to a baking sheet spritzed with baking spray.
  6. Bake at 450 for 12-15 minutes.

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