2 Cups all- purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons baking powder
4 Tablespoons shortening
1 cup of milk or buttermilk
Preheat oven to 450.
In a large bowl mix together flour, salt, baking powder. Mix in shortening with hands until well blended.
Add just enough milk to make a firm dough. If you have added too much milk just add a little more flour.
Put dough on a lightly floured board and pat out dough to about 1/2 inch thick. Cut into biscuits with a jelly jar (wide mouth for big biscuits)
Place on an ungreased pan and bake until golden brown.