3 c Flour,all-purpose,sifted
1 ts Salt
1/2 ts Baking soda
3 ts Baking powder
2/3 c Shortening
1 c Buttermilk
4 tb Butter (opt)
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.