High-Rise Biscuits

Recipe by Aroostook
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READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Position a rack in the center of the oven, and preheat to 400°F.
  • In a medium bowl, sift together the cake flour, all-purpose flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt.
  • Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles small peas.
  • Add the half and half, and stir gently just until a soft dough forms.
  • Knead the dough in the bowl a few times, just until smooth.
  • Do not overwork the dough.
  • On a floured work surface, roll out the dough to 3/4-inch thickness.
  • Using a 3-inch round cookie cutter, cut out biscuits, Gather up the scraps, reroll, and repeat the procedure until 12 biscuits are cut out.
  • Transfer the biscuits to an ungreased baking sheet.
  • Bake until biscuits are golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes.
  • Serve hot.
  • Makes 1 dozen.
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