Contributed by: Chris WebAdmin. of RecipesNow.com
- 2 cup flour
- 3 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup lard or shortening
- 3/4 cup milk
- 2 tablespoon 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 biscuit cutter.
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.
Serving Size: Makes 1 dozen 2-inch biscuits