October 2nd, 2017
From Baking Class, by Deanna F. Cook
Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C).
Whisk the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Cut the butter into small chunks. Use a pastry cutter or fork to mix the butter into the dry ingredients until the dough is crumbly.
Pour in the milk. Stir until it forms a rough ball. You can switch to mixing with your (clean!) hands if it’s too hard to stir. The dough will be a little bit sticky, so dip your hands in flour first.
Transfer the dough to a countertop dusted with flour. Knead the dough a few times, then shape it into a large ball.
Pat the dough into a flat circle about ½ inch thick (the biscuits will double in thickness as they bake).
Dip a cookie cutter in flour and use it to cut out the biscuits. Place them a few inches apart on an ungreased or parchment–lined baking sheet. Bake the biscuits for 12 minutes, or until lightly browned.