I've tried many, many biscuit recipes, but, as my husband and daughter can confirm, they have all come out pretty much as hard as a rock. The biggest problem was that I was trying to substitute whole wheat flour for some of the all-purpose flour, and it just makes the biscuits too tough. So I gave in and used all white flour, and these came out really tasty. They still weren't as fluffy as I would like, but I'll call them a success!
Honey Biscuits - slighty adapted from recipezaar.com
4 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup margarine, or butter, cold
3/4 cup milk, cold
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Mix first 4 ingredients together in a bowl. Cut in butter or margarine with a pastry blender or a fork, or two knives, until crumbly. Add milk. Stir until it forms a ball. Add a bit more milk if necessary to make a soft dough.
Roll or pat to 1 inch thick. Cut into circles with a biscuit cutter or a floured glass. Arrange on a greased baking sheet. Bake in 425 F for about 10- 12 minutes or until risen and nicely browned. Serve with more honey spread, butter, or margarine.