My mom did most of the cooking when I was growing up but whenever we needed some delicious biscuits my dad was the one who made them. (My mom would have make then just fine...it just became my dad's recipe because he perfected them so well). These are easy to make and so delicious spread with homemade jam!
Preheat oven to 450 degrees
Sift Together into a large bowl:
3 ½ cups flour
1 tsp salt
2 Tbsp baking powder
Cut in with knives or a pastry cutter:
¼ or ½ cup chilled butter or margarine
Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and Add all at once:
1 ½ cup milk
Stir until the dough is fairly free from the sides of the bowl. Don't overmix.
Turn the dough onto a lightly floured board. Knead gently and quickly, making about eight to ten folds. Roll with a lightly floured rolling pin, until the dough has the desired thickness. (About ½ inch thick works great). Cut with a biscuit cutter dipped in a little flour. Brush the tops with:
Milk or melted butter. (optional)
Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake until lightly browned-12-15 minutes.