Grill or skillet biscuits

Makes 12

1-3/4 C flour
1 t salt
1 T baking powder
3/4 C butter or shortening
3/4 C milk

Combine dry ingredients and cut in shortening until the mixture is crumbly. Warm the milk and stir it in until smooth. The dough should be a little sticky.

Turn the dough out onto a floured surface. Cut into 12 biscuits and using damp hands, shape each one into a round about 5 inches and less than 1/4 inch thick.

Cook in a heavy oiled skillet or a greased grill over medium-high heat. Start by cooking them for a couple of minutes until lightly browned on one side, then turn them for a couple of minutes on the other side. Then turn back to the first side and cook until they have brown patches.

Transfer the cooked biscuits to a plate and cover with a towel. Serve hot.