Baking Powder Biscuits
If you want to make your own baking powder, the formula is very simple: Combine 1/4 cup cream of tartar with 2 tablespoons baking soda, and sift the two together three times. Store the powder in a tightly sealed container away from sunlight. When cutting out biscuits, dont twist cutter; cut straight through dough to work surface. This recipe makes 8 biscuits.
- 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
- 1 Tbs. baking powder, preferably homemade (see above)
- 1 tsp. salt
- 4 Tbs. cold, unsalted butter, cut into ½-inch pieces
- ¾ cup heavy cream