Yield: 8 - 10 biscuits

Active Time: 30 mins

Total Time: 42 mins


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup lard
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • Butter for brushing, optional


Preheat oven 450 degrees with the oven rack in the center.

In a large bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut in lard until it resembles small peas.

Stirring with a fork, gently add milk to make a soft dough. With floured hands knead dough gently 4 times in bowl.

Put dough on lightly floured surface. Roll or pat the dough to about ¼″ to ½″ thick.

Cut with a floured 2″ cutter. Place the cut- out biscuits about 1″ apart on ungreased baking sheet.

Lightly brush with butter if desired.

Bake on a large ungreased baking sheet, until biscuits are golden brown, about 12 minutes.