I have been in a family recipe mood recently. Maybe it's holidays approaching and we are four states away from any family. Maybe it's me getting sentimental in my old age. Maybe it's the freezing cold that makes me want to bake all day. Whatever it is, I like it!
Great story behind these biscuits. My mom used to make homemade biscuits all the time but they always turned out hard. My dad would fondly call them "hockey pucks". This is obviously before the age of pinterest, cooking blogs,etc for the best recipes around. Her friend, Cheryl??, gave her this recipe and we were all sold. She always made it with her infamous macaroni and cheese (recipe to come eventually). Yes, two breads in a meal, so what?! These are just great biscuits and easy to make. If you have the time, roll them out and cut them with a biscuit cutter or glass. I did not have the time. Instead I had a fussy and super cute baby who was not caring about pretty cut out biscuits! So, I made drop biscuits and they work as well. Thanks to my mom for teaching me some great cooking!
3 c. flour
¼ c. sugar
4 t. baking pwder
½ t. cream of tartar
¾ t. salt
½ c. butter
Combine dry. Add egg. Cut in butter. Add milk till texture is not wet but not dry. Get that? Cut out with biscuit cutter or drop onto cookie sheet. 375 for 12-15 min. Makes 12, give or take.