The wife is outta town so I'm parenting without a net. Here's something to make it go better. Technically, these are more of a dinner biscuit (yes - Southerners have different biscuits for different occasions), but they're so good with butter or jelly that I can't resist!
1 cup flour
1 cup cake flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/3 cups cold heavy cream
1. Heat the oven to 400°F
2. Sift the flours, sugar, baking powder, and salt into a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
3. Using an electric mixer, beat the heavy cream in a medium-size bowl until it thickens, but not enough to hold soft peaks.
4. Make a well in the dry ingredients, then pour in the cream.
5. Stir briskly with a wooden spoon, just until the dough starts to stick together, making a dough like substance.
6. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface.
7. Knead the dough, with floured hands, 3 or 4 times, then pat 3/4 to 1 inch thick.
8. Bake the biscuits until light golden brown, about 15 to 17 minutes.
9. Transfer the biscuits to a cloth-lined basket and serve as soon as possible.
* Don't use a dark or nonstick sheet, or the biscuit bottoms will burn.
* Makes about 12 to 14 biscuits.
* Don't eat them right away. The biscuits will be hot right out of the oven and will continue to cook a little.
* Serve the biscuits right away. They get stale quickly.