Makes about 4 dozen biscuits.
- 5 - cups all-purpose flour, sifted
- 3/4 - teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 - teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1-1/2 - cups sugar
- 3/4 - cup butter, melted
- 3 - egg yolks, beaten
- 3 - egg whites, beaten
Preheat oven to 450° F. and grease baking sheet.
Into a mixing bowl, sift 4 cup flour with baking soda and cream
of tartar. In a large mixing bowl, whip butter and sugar into a
Add in the egg yolks. Sift in the flour, beating the
mixture together to make very stiff dough.
If you need the fifth
cup, add at this time. Fold in the egg whites.
Set aside to rise for
60 minutes. On a floured board, roll out dough to 3/4-inch thickness.
with floured biscuit cutter or drinking glass and place on baking
sheets. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.