A very versatile recipe!! Biscuits can be given a quick twist with a few extra ingredients. For herbed biscuits, follow the main recipe, and add 2 Tablespoons finely chopped fresh herbs or 2 teaspoons dried herbs such as rosemary, oregano, thyme or parsley to the flour mixture. For the cheese biscuits, follow the main recipe, add 1 cup grated old cheddar cheese to flour mixture.
- In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
- Using a pastry blender or two forks, cut butter into the flour mixture until it resembles course crumbs.
- Add water and stir gently, taking care not to overmix, which will toughen the biscuts. The dough will be quite sticky. Turn dough out onto a floured surface and quickly knead 5 or 6 times.
- Roll or pat out dough to approximately 1-inch thickness. Cut out using a floured round biscuit cutter. Place on an ungreased baking pan and bake in a preaheated 375F oven for 18-20 minutes, or until golden brown.