1 tb Unsalted butter
1 Scallion; minced
1 c All-purpose flour
1 tb Sugar
1 1/4 ts Baking powder
3/4 ts Salt
3 tb Vegetable shortening
1/3 c Milk
Preheat oven to 450F.
In a small skillet or saucepan melt butter over moderate heat and cook
scallion, seasoned with salt, until softened but not browned.
In a bowl whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Blend in
shortening with pastry blender or fingertips until mixture resembles coarse
meal and stir in milk to form a soft dough. In a bowl knead dough gently
with lightly floured hands 8 times.
On an ungreased small baking sheet pat dough into a 4-inch square and cut
into quarters. Separate quarters on baking sheet and brush each with some
scallion butter. Bake biscuits 15 minutes, or until tops are golden, and
Makes 4 biscuits.