Baking Powder Bread

5 cups flour
6 heaping tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
4 tsp sugar
1-1/2 cups shortening
2 cups milk

Sift dry ingredients and mix well after sifting. Blend in shortening with pastry blender. Pour milk and mix well until dough is formed into a ball, or until all flour is used and the bowl is left clean. Roll out on floured board to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut into rounds. Bake at 450F for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Makes 30 biscuits.

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana