Baking Powder Biscuits
Piping hot from the oven, these baking powder biscuits will complement any soup or stew.
Yield: Makes 12 biscuits
- 2 cups flour
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 tablespoons lard or shortening
- 1/2 to 3/4 cup milk
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut in lard. Add milk, stirring slowly to make a soft dough. Turn mixture out onto floured surface, knead lightly several times, and shape into a ball. Roll out to 1/4- to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut with round or heart-shaped cookie cutters or the rim of a juice glass. Bake 10 to 15 minutes on ungreased baking sheet.