3 cups sifted all-purpose flour1/2 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons cold butter3 tablespoons cold lard1/2 cup cold milk1/2 cup cold water
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Lightly grease a baking sheet and set aside.
In a large bowl sift together flour, sugar and salt. Cut in the butter and lard until flour mixture resembles course cornmeal. With a fork, add milk and water, tossing mixture slightly as you go.
Knead the mixture for 15 minutes in the bowl. Then on a lightly floured surface, beat the dough with a rolling pin for 20 minutes, or until biscuit dough is blistered. When ready to roll, the biscuit dough is smooth and glossy.
Turn sunshine biscuit dough onto a lightly floured board. Gently gather dough into a rounded ball. Roll out to 1/3" thickness. Cut with 2" cutter. Place biscuits about 1" apart on prepared baking sheet. Bake beaten biscuits in oven until golden brown, about 12 to 15 minutes.