Wonderful, light biscuits with the spiciness of tasso. These go well with salads or are good for breakfast piping hot with lots of butter.
2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup tasso, finely minced or ground
3 tablespoons green onions, finely chopped
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons shortening, or lard
3/4 cup buttermilk
2 teaspoons heavy cream
Mix the flour, baking powder, dry mustard, baking soda, sugar, and salt. Stir in the tasso and onions. Cut in the butter and shortening until well mixed. Add the buttermilk and mix to form a soft dough. Roll out on a floured board to 3/4" thick and cut with a 2" cutter. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and brush with a little heavy cream.
Bake at 400° for about 20 minutes or until browned. Serve immediately.