A nice twist on traditional biscuit
s, and for kicks
you can substitute the cheddar cheese
for something else if you prefer.
Preheat oven to 400ºF. Combine flour, powder, soda, salt, and sugar. Cut in shortening until it resembles coarse meal. Add cheese, milk, sherry, and pepper. Stir until all ingredients are moist, but do NOT overblend. Turn dough onto floured surface and knead about 5 times. (Try to handle very little.) Roll dough out to ½ inch, and cut 2-inch rounds. Place on ungreased sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes.
Yield: About 12 biscuits
Source: Paraphrased from Allrich, Cooking By Moonlight
Use for: Litha