Sometimes a plain biscuit is all that’s needed, or a sprinkle of raisins adds some extra flavor. This biscuit is especially nice topped with cheese and melted briefly in the oven.. To make this biscuit flaky don’t over knead just fold it over on itself about 10 times then press into a square or circle and cut into desired pieces.
- 1/3 cup butter
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup milk
- 3/4 cup raisins optional
Preheat oven to 450°F
Cut butter and salt into the flour, with a pastry cutter or use your fingers by squeezing the butter and flour together. until the butter is small like a pea. Mix in the raisins at this point if you want, or keep them plain. Stir in just enough of the milk so dough can be made into a ball.
On a floured surface knead the dough by folding it in half over itself about 10 times. then press the dough with your fingers into a square or circle 1/2 inch thick and cut about 8 or 9 pieces.
Place on a cookie sheet about an inch apart and bake for 10-15 minutes at 450°F until they are a nice golden brown. If you want them cheesy on top just add cheese when they are done then return them to the oven for a few minutes enough to melt the cheese.