Place flour, baking powder, and salt in large bowl of an electric mixer. Beat for a few seconds to blend. Add the butter and beat until mixture resembles course meal. By hand, stir in the cream until blended. Drop batter by the heaping Tbsp. onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 425 degrees for 20 minutes, or until tops are golden brown.
Note: This is the basic recipe which is great for soups and salads. But there is no end to the number of variations you can use. The following are just a few. Use an herb or seasoning to match your meal.
Chive Biscuits: add to the batter 1 Tbsp. chopped chives
Bacon Biscuits: add to the batter 2 Tbsp. bacon, that has been cooked crisp, drained, and crumbled.
Sesame Biscuits: add to the batter 1 Tbsp. sesame seeds.
Herb Biscuits: add to the batter 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh herbs or 1 tsp. dried herb flakes (not ground herbs).
Parmesan Biscuits: sprinkle tops of biscuits with 1/2 tsp. grated Parmesan cheese
Poppy Seed Biscuits: sprinkle tops of biscuits with 1/4 tsp poppy seeds.
Makes 14-16 biscuits.