Rich tea biscuits

Yield: 5 Servings

Measure Ingredient
2 cups Flour
1 tablespoon Baking powder
1 teaspoon Salt
⅓ cup Shortening
⅔ cup Milk
1 Egg, beaten

1. Preheat oven to 450~. In medium bow, mix flour, baking powder, and 1 teaspoon salt. With pastry blender or two knives, cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. With fork, stir in milk just until mixture forms a soft dough and leaves side of bowl.

2. On lightly floured surface with floured hands, knead dough 10 times. Pat dough ¾ inch thick. With floured round cookie cutter (3½"), cut out as many biscuits as possible. Place biscuits, about ½ inch apart, on large cookie sheet. Press dough trimmings together; pat and cut as above. 3. Brush biscuits with beaten egg. Bake 12 to 15 minutes until golden.

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