|Flour||3 Cup (48 tbs)|
|Baking powder||4 1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Sugar||2 1⁄2 Tablespoon|
|Cream of tartar||3⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Shortening||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Milk||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
Place the flour in a 2-quart bowl.
Add the baking powder, sugar, salt and cream of tartar and toss lightly.
Cut in the shortening with pastry blender until mixture is consistency of peas.
Make a well in center and pour in half the milk.
Add the egg and remaining milk and mix lightly.
Turn out on a lightly floured surface and roll to 1/2 to 3/4-inch thickness.
Cut with lightly floured 2-inch biscuit cutter and place on a cookie sheet.
Bake at 400 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned.