|All purpose flour||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Baking powder||3 Teaspoon|
|Shortening||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Milk||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Melted butter||2 Teaspoon|
Sift flour, measure and resift with baking powder and salt 3 times.
Cut in shortening with two knives or a pastry blender until particles are the size of rice grains.
Add milk all at once and mix lightly and quickly with a fork.
Turn into a well-greased 8-inch cake pan and with a lightly floured hand pat out to uniform thickness.
Brush with butter and sprinkle with sugar.
Bake in a hot oven (450° F.) for 15 to 18 minutes until a rich crusty brown.
Split while warm, butter cut surface and serve immediately with desired fruit.