Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 6 cups white flour

  2. 5 teaspoons baking powder

  3. 1 teaspoon salt

  4. 3 tablespoons sugar

  5. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  6. 1 cup shortening

  7. 2 cups buttermilk -- (or soured milk)

  8. 2 teaspoons dry yeast -- (or 1 package)

  9. 3 tablespoons almost hot -- (95-105 degrees f) -- water

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Preparation : Sift dry ingredients, then cut in shortening. Add buttermilk. Dissolve yeast in water and add to mixture. Knead lightly on floured surface. Roll out to 1/2", cut with biscuit cutter and bake on greased cookie sheet at 450 F about 10-12 minutes. Dough may be stored in the refrigerator, pinching off as much as is needed each time, or may be cut and then frozen. (our) Variation: 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour plus 3 cups white flour may be used. (Their) Note: A family friend gave me this recipe when I married. Included was this note: "Cut and freeze these biscuits in foil pans. Place them in a cold oven at night. Next morning, turn oven to 450F when the bacon starts frying. Presto! Hot biscuits for breakfast!"


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