Derby Day Biscuits With Country Ham Filling

Derby Day Biscuits with Country Ham Filling
36 bite size biscuits
Filling for 36 small biscuits
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2 cups self rising flour
2/3 cup shortening
2/3 cup half and half

Country Ham Filling:
1 cup of Kentucky country ham, cooked and minced
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened - country ham needs no extra salt added

Combine the flour and shortening in a large mixing bowl. Hand mix with a pastry blender until the mixture resemble little peas. Add half and half and stir lightly.

Turn the mixture onto a floured surface and shape into a ball. Roll out to 1/2 inch thickness, then cut with a 2-inch biscuit cutter, or close, and place biscuits on an ungreased pan. Bake in a preheated 450-degrees oven for about 10-12 minutes.

To prepare filling, combine the ham and butter in a small bowl. Split hot biscuits in half. Use about 1 tablespoon filling for each biscuit.