These lovely basic biscuits are made with oil instead of butter so no cutting in the fats, just stir the oil in with the milk. If you want a butter flavor, you could use half melted butter and half oil.
Baking Powder Biscuits
1 c. flour
1 1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
1/3 c. milk
3 T. oil
Heat oven to 425° F.
Grease a cookie sheet, set it aside.
Mix flour, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl.
Add milk and oil. Stir just until it forms a soft dough.
Sprinkle 1/4 c. flour on a counter top. Scoop the dough out of the bowl onto the flour. The flour is just to keep it from sticking. Don't try to work all the flour into the dough.
Knead the dough 10 or 12 times.
Pat the dough out flat, until it's about 1/2 inch thick.
Cut the dough into 4-6 biscuits.
Place biscuits at least 1 inch apart on a greased cookie sheet.
Bake 10-12 minutes, until golden brown.
Serve hot with butter and jam.