2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup shortening
3/4 cup butter milk
Sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
Cut in shortening with a fork until mixture resembles coarse corn meal.
Add milk and blend lightly with fork only until flour is moistened and dough pulls away from sides of bowl.
Turn out on lightly floured board.
Knead lightly (30 seconds) and roll 3/4 inch thick.
Cut dough with a biscuit cutter, dipping cutter into the flour between cuts.
Place on a lightly greased pan and brush the tops of biscuits with butter or margarine.
Bake at 475 degrees (very hot oven) for 12 to 15 minutes
If there is no butter milk in the house, that is not a problem.
Make your own.
3/4 cup milk
juice from 1 lemon