Adapted from the Joy of Cooking.
In a food processor combine
4 cups all purpose flour
2 Tb baking powder
1 tsp salt
pulse together then add
1 c cold unsalted butter (vegetable shortening or lard), cut into pieces added a few at a time.
May be made sweet by adding 1Tb sugar
Savory flavour by adding 1/4 c grated parmesan, 1/2 c grated cheddar & 2 tsp thy,e & rosemary.
To make into biscuits, mix in additions (sugar or cheeses) with a fork.
For each 2c of mix add 1/2c milk. Mix until just combined.
Drop from a teaspoon onto a baking sheet.
Bake at 400 12min.