How to Make It
Prepare a fire (see How to Cook in a Dutch Oven) and arrange the coals for baking.
Mix dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Cut in 3/4 cup of lard with a pastry blender or 2 knives until lard is in pea- to walnut-size pieces. Stir in milk until dough looks shaggy. Transfer to a floured work surface and knead just slightly until it comes together. Pat dough out 3/4 in. thick.
Cut biscuits using a 2 1/2-in. round cutter, patting out scraps until all the dough is used.
Arrange biscuits in a greased 4- or 6-qt. (10- or 12-in.) camp dutch oven so they're touching but not scrunched. Cover with lid and coals as directed in How to Cook in a Dutch Oven.
Cook biscuits until they're browned and puffed, 10 to 12 minutes.
Remove pot from fire and uncover. Serve biscuits with butter and honey if you like.
Belcampo Farms near Mt. Shasta, California