A Maryland staple with an extra Maryland twist.
This recipe is modified from a version courtesy of Oxmoor House via MyRecipes.com.
Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt; stir well.
Cut in lard with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal.
Sprinkle ice water evenly over flour mixture, stirring until dry ingredients are moistened.
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Beat with a rolling pin or mallet for 30 minutes or until blisters appear, folding dough over frequently.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls; flatten and prick with the tines of a fork.
Place biscuits on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 500° for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.