Fluffy Biscuits

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I have made these biscuits for years… They are so good!


  • 2c flour
  • 4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 2 tsp sugar or honey
  • 1/2c butter
  • 2/3c milk (or so!)

Method (traditional oven):

  1. Preheat oven to 450F.  For best results, line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.  Parchment paper can be reused, so be sure to safe it after baking.
  2. Combine dry ingredients and mix.  Add butter and, using butter knives in a criss-cross pattern or a pastry cutter, cut the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles oatmeal.   You can also blend everything together with a food processor.
  3. Add the milk until dough forms.  If you are using a food processor, add a bit of milk and let the flour mixture circulate around the blade for a bit and add the milk bit by bit  just until the dough forms into a ball.  If you add too much, you can add flour to remove the stickiness, but that affects the final outcome of the biscuit.
  4. Turn onto lightly floured surface and pat or roll 1/2 inch thick.  Then using a biscuit cutter or mason jar rings or cookie cutters, cut your biscuits.  Form remaining dough bits into a ball and roll flat again, cut more biscuits and I usually take the last remaining bit and squish it into a ball and flatten it if it won’t fill a biscuit cutter – it may not look as pretty but someone will still eat it.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the tops start to brown.

Wood Stove Method

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