Place in a flour sifter 2 cups of flour, 2 teaspoonfuls baking powder,
1/2 teaspoonful of salt and 1/2 teaspoonful of sugar. Sift twice; stir
together 1/2 cup of sweet milk and 1/2 cup of thick, sweet cream.
Quickly mix all together, cutting through flour with a knife, until a
soft dough is formed, mixing and handling as little as possible. Drop
spoonfuls into warmed muffin tins and bake at once in a hot oven.
Serve hot.
These are easily and quickly made, no shortening other than cream
being used, and if directions are closely followed will be flakey
biscuits when baked.
Aunt Sarah was always particular to use pastry flour when using baking
powder, in preference to higher-priced "Hard Spring Wheat," which she
used only for the making of bread or raised cakes, in which yeast was