2 cups all-purpose flour
2 heaping tablespoons baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
4 teaspoons fresh coarsely-ground black pepper
2 heaping tablespoons Crisco
1 to 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Oil a cookie sheet.
Sift together: flour, baking powder, a pinch of salt, and a little bit of sugar. Cut two heaping tablespoons Crisco into the dry mix with two forks or the back of a spoon until tacky. Add buttermilk and mix until doughy. Roll out gently on floured wax paper (or cloth). Cut out with glass or biscuit cutter.