I thought biscuits would go well with the other night's chicken dinner, but since it was a weeknight I didn't have time for anything too complicated. I went to All Recipes to search for a drop biscuit recipe and chose this one because it was so simple. It turned out to be a really nice standard biscuit. Not too heavy but not too fluffy with just the right biscuity flavor, if that makes sense. I halved the recipe to make 6 biscuits (the below will make 12). This is also a pretty versatile base and would be perfect for adding in extras like herbs and cheese.
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 teaspoons white sugar
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup melted butter
1 cup milk
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, sugar, cream of tartar and salt. Stir in butter and milk just until moistened. Drop batter on a lightly greased cookie sheet by the tablespoon.
Bake in preheated oven until golden on the edges, about 8 to 12 minutes. Serve warm.