4 cups Flour2 cups multi-grain Flour1/4 cup baking Powder2 teaspoons Salt2 cups Shortening1/2 cup low-fat powdered MilkOne-quarter cup Sugar1 tablespoon vegetable SeasoningWater2 cups cooked Ham, diced or various sandwich meats2 cups grated medium Cheese
Preheat oven to 400 F. In large bowl with fork, mix all ingredients except shortening and water. With pastry blender, cut shortening into flour mixture to resemble course crumbs. Stir in 1 1/2 cups water until moistened (if too dry, add 1/4 to 1/2 cups more water. Add cheese and ham or sandwich meat. Turn dough onto floured surface, with floured hands, knead 8 to 10 times until smooth. With floured rolling pin, roll dough 3/4 inch thick. With floured 1 1/2 inch cookie cutter, cut biscuits. Place on baking sheet 1 inch apart. Press trimmings together, re-roll and cut. Bake 20 to 25 minutes.
To prepare up to 3 months ahead: Prepare biscuits as above but do not cook. Place on cookie sheet, freeze. Place in freezer bags. Bake frozen biscuits in preheated 400 F oven for 30 - 35 minutes.Reduce the amount of salt in this recipe by half to lower the sodium.Recipe makes nearly 3 dozen biscuits.
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