Smithfield Ham Biscuits



2 dozen

Recipe from

Oxmoor House


2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
2 tablespoons shortening
1/2 cup ground Smithfield country ham
3/4 cup milk


Combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut in shortening and ham with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle milk evenly over flour mixture, stirring until dry ingredients are moistened.

Turn dough out onto a well floured surface; knead lightly 8 to 10 times.

Roll dough to 1/2-inch thickness; cut with a 1 3/4-inch biscuit cutter. Place biscuits on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 400° for 10 minutes or until lightly browned.