2 c All-purpose flour
3 1/2 ts Baking powder
1 ts Sugar
1/2 ts Salt
3 tb Solid vegetable shortening -
2 tb Chilled unsalted butter (1/4
3/4 c Milk
4 tb Chopped assorted fresh herbs
Preheat oven to 450F. Combine first 4 ingredients in bowl. Cut
in shortening and butter with pastry cutter or fingertips until
mixture forms coarse crumbs. Add milk and herbs and stir until
mixture forms ball. Gently knead dough on lightly floured surface,
making 8 turns.
Roll out dough on lightly floured surface to 1/2-inch thickness.
Using 3-inch round cutter, cut out biscuits. Place on ungreased
baking sheet. Gather scraps; repeat rolling and cutting. Bake until
biscuits are golden, about 14 minutes. Transfer to rack; cool 5
Makes abouty 8.