Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 3 cups flour -- all-purpose, sifted

  2. 1 teaspoon salt

  3. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  4. 3 teaspoons baking powder

  5. 2/3 cup shortening

  6. 1 cup buttermilk

  7. 4 tablespoons butter -- (opt)

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Preparation : 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 browne


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