3 c All-purpose flour
1 1/2 tb Double-acting baking powder
3/4 ts Baking soda
3/4 ts Salt
2 tb Sugar
3/4 c Butter; cold
1 Egg; slightly beaten
3/4 c Buttermilk
Sift dry ingredients together. Cut butter into tablespoons and, with a
pastry blender, blend into dry ingredients until mixture resembles
cornmeal. Stir 1/2 cup buttermilk into beaten egg and add mixture to flour
mixture. Stir quickly, adding remainder of buttermilk as necessary until
dough forms a ball. Turn onto floured surface and knead once. Let dough
rest for a minute, then roll out to 3/4′ thickness. Cut into 2′ rounds.
Place biscuits on buttered baking sheet, 1″ apart. Bake at 400 degrees for
15 minutes or until golden brown.