Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl. Cut the butter in, but not too thoroughly - there should be plenty of bits of butter about the size of a pea. Mix the beaten egg and milk and add to the dry ingredients. Mix it in, but not too thoroughly - it should still be very shaggy, with most of the flour moistened. Kneading it will finish the mixing.
Dust your kneading surface with flour and dump all the dough out. Quickly push and pat together, and knead lightly 10 to 12 times. Pat into a rectangle about 3/4 of an inch thick. You can cut it into the traditional rounds, but I cut it into squares. This way, there is no need to gather up the extra dough and pat it out again - the second round of biscuits done this way are never quite as light and tender.
Bake in a preheated, 475 degree F oven for 10 - 12 minutes. If not quite done, turn the oven off and leave in for a minute or two longer with the door closed.
Serve and wait for compliments.
By Copasetic 1 from North Royalton, OH
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These sound amazing :) Thanks for the correction, there - I'll be trying this tomorrow!
Kerly, it is so good you commented! I wrote this up wrong - you are supposed to add tsp of baking powder, not soda! I hope no one has made these and had a big failure. I'm sorry, everyone.
Editor's Note: We have edited the recipe to show the correct ingredients.
Guess I'll see if my old hands can make these. They sound wonderful. Thanks for sharing . GG Vi
I don't guess I have ever made biscuits without baking powder before. I look forward to trying this recipe out!
Editor's Note: The recipe does need baking powder instead of soda. We have changed it to show the correct ingredients.
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