These were the biscuits that came with the minestrone soup.
2 c. flour (1 whole wheat, 1 all-purpose is what I used)
1 T baking powder
1/4 to 1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. red pepper flakes, crushed
3/4 t. garlic powder, divided
1/3 c. shortening
1 cup milk
1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
2 T butter, melted
1. Preheat oven t 425 degrees. Stir together the flour, powder, and salt in a mixing bowl. Mix in pepper flakes and 1/2 t of the garlic powder. Cut in shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
2. Make a well in the center of the dry mixture. Add the milk all at once. Using a fork, stir, adding in the cheese 1/2 c. at a time, until just moistened.
3. Drop dough by 1/4 c. full onto greased baking sheet (makes about twelve). Mix butter and remaining garlic powder; brush over dough tops.
4. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.