3 c Flour,all-purpose,sifted 2/3 c Shortening
1 ts Salt 1 c Buttermilk
1/2 ts Baking soda 4 tb Butter (opt)
3 ts Baking powder
1. Preheat oven to 450’F.
2. Sift flour, salt, soda, and baking powder into mixing bowl. Cut in
shortening, using 2 knives, a pastry cutteror your hands dusted with
flour. Add sufficient buttermilk to make a soft dough. Knead lightly
and turn out onto a lightly floured board. Roll out to 1/2″ thickness
and cut with biscuit cutter into rounds. Place rounds not touching –
for crisper biscuits – or close together – for softer biscuits – on
ungreased baking sheet. Brush with melted butter if desired and bake
in preheated oven 12-15 minutes, or until firm and lightly browned.