- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup butter (or you can do like I did and use 1/4 cup of butter with 3 tablespoons olive oil)
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/2 cup sour cream
Mix together the first five ingredients; then cut in the butter (or, if you're using the half-butter-half-olive-oil substitution like I did, cut in the butter and also add in the olive oil). When the mixture looks crumbly, make a sort of well or large hole in the center of your biscuit mix. Now add in the milk and sour cream, pouring it into the hole you've made. Mix all this together just until it is properly combined and is a nice dough.
Spray your baking sheet and then shape your biscuit dough into small, flattened balls (I'm not totally sure what size is best- the last ones I made were fairly small, about the size of a silver dollar), placing them on your sheet. Bake them in the oven at 450 degrees for about 10-12 minutes, or until the bottoms are a nice, golden brown (the tops will generally stay pretty white, with only a tinge of brown, so don't use them as an indicator of how well-done they are).
Enjoy! This recipe makes about 10-15 biscuits, depending on the size.
Recipe adapted from the Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book, 1989
So there you are! Comment and tell me if you decide to try the recipe- I'd love to know your thoughts.