3 tablespoons (1 1/2 ozs.) lard, or butter substitute 2 cups ( 1/2 lb.) flour 2 cups (1/2 lb.) barley flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 cups (3/4 pt.) water
Put lard into pan in which you intend to bake biscuits and set on stove to heat. Into a bowl sift flours, salt, sugar, and baking powder. Make well in center of flour, pour in water and hot lard, and work flour in gradually. Mix to soft dough, make into biscuits without rolling, place in the greased tin, and bake in hot oven ten to twelve minutes.
Another Method. Into a bowl sift one cup flour, one cup barley flour, four teaspoons baking powder, one teaspoon sugar, and half a teaspoon salt; add three tablespoons butter substitute, cut and rub it into dry ingredients, and add gradually three fourths cup milk. The dough should be as soft as can be handled without sticking. Turn out on a floured baking board, roll or pat lightly until three fourths of an inch thick, and cut with a floured biscuit cutter. Lay on greased tins and bake in hot oven for twelve to fifteen minutes.