I love biscuits and am constantly searching for a perfect flaky delicious recipe. This one is adapted from a recipe off the Martha Stewart website for Mummy's Sweet White Scones. I just
made them less sweet and skipped the sugar sprinkle on top.
6 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
1 heaping tablespoon baking powder
1 1/2 sticks chilled unsalted butter
4 large eggs
1 3/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons milk
In a large bowl whisk together flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder.
Make a well in center of flour mixture and put small pieces of butter. using your fingers mix butter and flour until a crumbly mixture is made.
In a medium bowl whisk together 3 eggs and milk.
Combine milk mixture with flour mixture.
Knead dough lightly then roll out to 3/4 inch thick.
Using a cookie cutter or glass cut out biscuits.
Place on cookie sheet.
Brush tops with egg.
Cook at 475 for about 15 minutes.
I recommend rotating top tray to bottom half way through.
Serve with butter, honey or jam, or cheese.