Baking Powder Biscuits

2 cups sifted flour
3 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
5 tbs shortening
3/4 cup milk

Sift flour, baking powder and salt together. Cut in shortening until mixture looks like a coarse meal using a pastry blender or two knives. Add milk and stir lightly until soft dough is formed. Turn onto lightly floured board and knead quickly and lightly about 20 times.

Roll dough to 1/2-inch thickness and cut with floured 2 inch biscuit cutter. Bake on ungreased baking sheet for 12 to 15 minutes at 475F.

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana