2 cups flour
4 tsp baking powder
2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup shortening
2/3 cup milk
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, cream of tartar and salt. Cut in the shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center and add the all at once. Stir gently until the dough sticks together. Knead dough on a lightly floured board for 10 to 12 strokes. Roll out to 1/2-inch thick. Don't handle the dough too much.
Cut dough with a biscuit cutter dipped in flour. Transfer to an ungreased baking sheet and bake 10 to 12 minutes until golden brown. Serve warm.
Drippings from 1 pound cooked bacon
1/3 cup strong black coffee
In a large cast iron skillet, heat the bacon drippings. Add the coffee and bring to a gently simmer. Cook, stirring constantly for 3 minutes.
Note: It is said by many who knew him this was a favorite meal for Elvis Presley.