2 cups sifted all-purpose flour1 tablespoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup lard or shortening3/4 cup cold milk
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Set aside an ungreased baking sheet.
In a large bowl sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut in the lard until flour mixture resembles course cornmeal. Make a hollow in flour-shortening mixture and stir in milk to make a soft dough that leaves the sides of the bowl and sticks to the mixing fork.
Bake in oven 10 to 12 minutes. Biscuits should be golden brown when finished.
Note: If you are using self-rising flour, be sure to omit the baking powder and salt.