Cornmeal Biscuit Mix
1 1/2 C. flour
1/2 C. yellow cornmeal
2 t. baking powder
1/8 to 1/4 t. ground red pepper (optional)
1/2 C. butter
1/2 C. shredded cheddar cheese
In a medium bowl, stir together flour, cornmeal, baking powder and if desired red pepper. Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in cheese. Store in a plastic bag ore container until ready to use. Refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.
To make biscuits:
Place mix in a bowl. Make a well in the center and add 2/3 C. milk. Use a fork and mix until just moistened. Turn the dough out on a lightly floured surface. Knead gently, about 10 turns. Pat or roll out dough to 1/2 thick. Cut out with a 2 1/2 inch cutter and place on a ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake at 450°F for 12-15 minutes.
Makes 10-12 biscuits.