Black Pepper Drop Biscuits

All I know is another biscuit recipe on the blog is all I need.  But this one is very different from the others, it's a drop biscuit and it only makes 4.  You can double the recipe if you need more.

I particularly like these drop biscuits, seasoned with black pepper, with stews or dishes with a thick gravy.  They're great for sopping up every last drop.  These have a little kick to them.  If you prefer regular biscuits, don't add the black pepper, or just use half for a milder flavor.

Black Pepper Drop Biscuits
4 biscuits
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1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon solid vegetable shortening
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon milk
2 teaspoons coarsely ground black pepper

1.  Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
2.  Lightly oil a pie tin.
3.  Combine all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix well.  The dough will  be slightly sticky.
4.  Divide the dough into 4 equal portions and drop into the pie tin.  Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until lightly browned.
5.  Serve right from the oven.