*2 cups all-purpose flour
*1 tablespoon baking powder
*1 1/2 teaspoons salt
*1 tablespoon white sugar
*1/3 cup lard
*1 cup buttermilk
~Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
~In a large bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
~Cut in the lard until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
~Gradually stir in the buttermilk, until the dough pulls away from the side of the bowl.
~Turn out onto a floured surface, and knead 20-25 times.
~Roll dough out to 3/4 inch thick.
~Cut biscuits with a large cutter or a glass dipped in flour.
~Repeat until all dough is used.
~Brush off the excess flour, and place biscuits onto an ungreased baking sheet.
~Bake 15 minutes, or until edges begin to brown.
`Substitute lard for shortening.
`Substitute lard for butter.
`Substitute butter milk for whole milk.