cups all-purpose flour1 tablespoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon coarse black pepper
1/4 cup lard or shortening
1 cup milk1/4 cup grated Cheddar cheese1/4 cup grated Monterey
Position rack in the center of the oven.
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Lightly grease a large baking sheet and
In a large bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and pepper.
Cut in the shortening until mixture resembles small peas.
separate bowl whisk together milk, and cheeses. Add in milk-cheese
mixture to flour mixture, stirring with a fork to make a soft dough.
With floured hands knead dough gently 4 times in bowl
biscuit dough onto lightly floured surface. Roll or
pat the dough to about 1/4" to 1/2" thick. Cut with a floured 2" cutter.
Place the cut-out biscuits about 1" apart on ungreased baking sheet.
in oven until biscuits are golden brown, about 12 minutes. Serve
cheese biscuits hot.