Baking Powder Biscuits
4 cups all-purpose flour, more for dusting
2 tablespoons baking powder
1 teaspoon coarse salt
3 tablespoons sugar
1 cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces
2 cups heavy cream
§ Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
§ Combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Whisk together well.
§ Add butter, and using a pastry blender or two knives, cut in the butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
§ Add heavy cream, and stir just until dough comes together; mixture will be sticky.
§ Transfer to lightly floured work surface, and, with floured fingers, knead dough until it forms a ball. Sprinkle flour on work surface and lightly dust dough to keep from sticking.
§ Using a rolling pin, roll out dough to a 1-inch thickness. Use coffee mug or cookie cutter to cut out biscuits.
§ Arrange biscuits in a lightly-greased 13x9 pan. Bake 18-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve hot with maple or blueberry syrup or strawberry jam.
Tip: To turn these biscuits into sweet rolls for breakfast, add 2 tablespoons of sugar and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon to the flour mixture. Then add 1 cup of raisins when heavy cream is added to the dough. Finish with a powdered sugar glaze.