Southern folks got a lot of stuff right. Lemonade, fried chicken, biscuits.
This is my favorite easy baking powder biscuit recipe. It is quick and easy and makes a divine, flaky biscuit.
The key to making a great biscuit it to work the dough as little as possible. Don’t worry about it looking pretty, worry about leaving it alone.
Start with flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.
Cut in the cold butter either with a pastry cutter or two knives.
It should look like this when you are done.
Add in the milk and stir until it just comes together.
Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and pat into a round layer about 3/4 to 1″ thick.
Cut out biscuit with a biscuit cutter or a large glass. Don’t twist as you press.
Place on a baking sheet.
To make them really special, paint with a little extra melted butter and sprinkle with a tiny bit of sugar and salt. Don’t go overboard with the salt, or you’ll be sad.
Bake until they are fluffy and golden brown.
Recipe Source: J.P.’s Big Daddy Biscuits