Mile High Biscuits
I don't think these biscuits quite get to be a mile high, but they are very good!
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 Tablespoon, and 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon cream of tarter
3/4 cup shortening or butter
1 egg, beaten
3/4 cup milk
In a large mixing bowl, combine first five ingredients. Cut in cold butter, or shortening. (I used cold butter, and grated it on our cheese grater. That was pretty cool! It worked okay.) Consistency of the mixture should resemble coarse meal.
Mix milk, and egg together. Add to flour mixture. Stir just until combined. Dump dough onto a well floured surface. Knead about 8 times. Roll out to about 1 and 1/2 inches thick. Cut out biscuits using a floured cookie cutter, or cup.
(When I make biscuits I usually roll the dough out to half the usual thickness. Then I cut out my biscuits, and stack two pieces before baking. This makes sort of a double layered biscuit. The biscuits are much easier to cut in half this way.)
Place biscuits on a air bake cookie sheet. Bake at 400° F. for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown.