2 c Flour
3 ts Baking powder
1 ts Salt
1/2 c Lard or shortening
3/4 c Milk
2 tb Milk
In a mixing bowl, stir the dry ingredients together and cut in lard
or shortening until the mixture has the texture of coarse meal.
Stir in 3/4 cup milk a little at a time until mixture forms a smooth
dough. Turn out onto a floured board and knead lightly. Roll on
floured board to 1/2 inch thickness and cut with a floured 2-inch
Place biscuits on ungreased baking sheet and brush tops with the
remaining milk. Bake in a 450 degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes or
until lightly browned.
For drop biscuits, add up to 1 cup milk to the flour mixture. Do not
knead the dough. Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto an ungreased baking
sheet and bake as for rolled biscuits.
Yield: 1 dozen 2-inch biscuits.