Sift dry ingredients into bowl. Cut in shortening. (At this time add the grated
cheese if desired). Make a well in center: add milk all at once. Stir quickly
with fork just til dough follows fork around bowl. Turn out onto lightly
floured surface (Dough should be soft). Knead gently 10-12 times. Roll or pat
dough 1/2 inch thick. Cut with bisquit cutter or glass. Bake on ungreased
baking sheet at 450 deg.F. for 10 to 12 minutes. Makes approx. 12 bisquits.