Biscuits with Ham and Peach Marmalade
This recipe is adapted from the Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book, 5th Edition.
. 3 cups all purpose flour
. 1 tablespoon baking powder
. 1 tablespoon sugar
. 1 teaspoon salt
. 3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
. 3/4 cup butter
. 1 cup milk
. Sea salt
. 3/4 to 1 pound smoked ham (preferably Benton's), thickly sliced
. Peach marmalade
Preheat oven to 450°F. In large bowl combine flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and cream of tartar. Using pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in center of flour mixture. Add milk all at once. Using a fork, stir just until mixture is moistened.
Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface. Knead dough by folding and gently pressing it four to six strokes or just until dough holds together. Pat dough until 3/4 inch thick. Cut dough with a 2-inch biscuit cutter; rerolling scraps as necessary.
Place dough circles 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheet. Sprinkle with sea salt. Bake 10 to 14 minutes or until golden. Remove biscuits from baking sheets. When just cooled, split biscuits. Stuff biscuits with ham and dollop of marmalade. Makes about 14 sandwiches.