2 c Flour; all-purpose
3 ts Baking powder
1/2 ts Salt
1/3 c Shortening
3/4 c Milk;(to 1 cup)
Combine flour, baking powder, and salt and sift into a mixing bowl.
Cut shortening into sifted dry ingredients with a postry blender or
two knives. Cut until the mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. Pour
in milk, smallest amount first, and stir with a fork until dough is
mixed but rough looking. Add remaining milk if necessary. Work fast.
Pat dough on a lightly floured board about 1/2 inch thick. The less
flour you work into biscuits, the lighter your biscuits will turn out
to be. Cut dough with a cookie cutter that has been dipped in flour.
Bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes on an ungreased baking sheet.