State Fair Biscuit, aka Brother's Biscuit Recipe by Will Rooney

2 cups warm water
2 packages active dry yeast
4 tablespoons sugar
5 cups all-purpose flour + about 1 cup as necessary
1½ teaspoons salt
1½ teaspoons baking powder
½ cup powdered milk
½ cup salted butter




Combine warm water (108°F), yeast, and sugar. Set aside to proof. Sift together 1 cup flour, dry milk, salt, and baking powder. Cut butter into flour mixture. Add yeast mixture and mix thoroughly. Add remaining flour, a little at a time, mixing until dough forms a sticky ball. Lightly knead on a floured surface until dough is elastic. Roll to ½ inch thick. Cut with 2½ inch circle cookie cutter and place on a greased 1/4 sheet pan. Brush top with melted butter. Let rise about 40 minutes in a warm place. Bake at 450°F for 10 to 12 minutes. Brush tops again with butter. (This recipe doesn't keep well in refrigerator.)