Baking Powder Biscuits

My Aunt Barb handed me this recipe. I make these over rolls because 1. I never seem to plan ahead enough for yeast breads, and 2. They are SO good and filling and tender and tasty, and...well, you get the idea.

5 c. flour
3 T. + 1 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. salt
2 T. sugar
10 T. butter
1 egg
1 1/2 c. milk or water

Heat oven to 350°. Mix flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Cut in butter with pastry cutter. Measure out liquid and beat one egg in to the measuring cup with fork or small whisk. Stir into dry ingredients using a large spoon and a slicing motion until moist, with a few lumps. Knead slightly, but do not over mix. Break off enough dough to form a 2" ball of dough. Pat to 1/2" thick and place on cookie sheet. May also roll out all dough and cut with a biscuit cutter or over-turned glass. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until pale golden. Makes about 15 biscuits.

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