8 cups flour
1/3 cup baking powder
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
4 teaspoons sugar
2 cups shortening, butter or margarine
Combine all, until mixture resembles cornmeal.
Refrigerate. This recipe makes 12 cups of mix (or enough for 48 biscuits).
To make biscuits for creamed chicken or turkey, add 1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning to the mix before adding milk.
For shortcake biscuits, add 1 tablespoon sugar to the dry mix before adding milk.