Adapted from Southern Food
1 1/2 cups flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
1/3 cup vegetable shortening
2/3 cup milk
1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Lightly grease or line baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a large bowl mix together flour, baking powder, salt, and cornmeal. Cut in shortening until the size of small peas. Stir in milk to form soft dough.
3. Turn out dough onto lightly floured surface, knead twice, then press out until about 3/4" thick. Cut out biscuits then place onto baking sheet.
4. Bake 12-15 minutes until golden brown on top and hollow sounding when tapped on the bottom. These biscuits are perfect served warm with a bit of butter and jam!