2 cups All-purpose flour
 4 tsps. baking powder
 1 tsp. salt
 1/4 cup shortening
 1 cup milk
 
 Mix together flour, baking powder and salt.  Cut  in shortening with 
 2 knives or a pastry blender, until mixture is the consistency of coarse 
 cornmeal.  Make a well  in centre of these ingredients; add liquid slowly.
 When all the liquid has been  added, stir dough rather vigorously until 
 it comes free from the sides of the bowl. Turn dough onto lightly floured 
 board and knead lightly for  a few minutes.  Roll or pat out to desired 
 thickness and cut with 2 inch floured biscuit cutter; place on ungreased 
 baking sheet and bake 12 - 15 minutes at 450 degrees.  
 Makes 15 - 18 biscuits.
 
 Variations:  You can substitute half wholewheat flour and also add 
 grated cheese and garlic powder.
 From: rrepp@iquest.net (R REPP)