Preheat oven to 425ºF (215ºC).
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Using a pastry cutter or two knives, cut the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. Add milk, and stir just until moistened.
Turn dough onto clean, lightly floured surface and knead gently for 10 to 15 strokes. Roll out to 1 inch thickness and use a biscuit cutter or a water glass to cut circles of desired size. Transfer biscuits to an ungreased baking sheet and bake 10-15 minutes until golden (be sure to check at 10 minutes).
Recipe and photo by Jennifer Hill
Per Flaky Biscuits
PER BISCUIT: about 176 calories, 4 g protein, 7 g total fat (4 g sat.fat), 24 g carbohydrate, 1 g fibre, 19 mg cholesterol, 354 mg sodium.