Country Ham and Cheese Biscuits
2 cups White Lily® Self-Rising Flour
1/4 cup Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening
1 cup finely chopped cooked country ham
1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup milk or buttermilk
2 tablespoons butter, melted
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Measure flour into a large bowl. Divide shortening into pieces and scatter on top of the flour. Work the pieces into the flour with a pastry cutter, two knives, or your finger tips until the pieces are aout the size of peas.
Add ham, cheese, and sour cream. Gradually add the milk or buttermilk, stirring only enough to moisten the flour and hold the dough together.
Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Knead gently two or three strokes.
Using a light touch, pat or roll dough to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut with a floured 2 inch biscuit cutter, leaving as little dough between cuts as possible. Gather the remaining dough and re-roll one time. Discard scraps.
Place biscuits on a baking sheet with sides touching for soft Southern-style biscuits. If you prefer biscuits with crisp sides like those served by most fast food chains, place biscuits close together but not touching.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown. Serve hot, brush tops with melted butter.