Total Time
27mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 12 mins

My husband makes these quite often. They are great.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda.
  3. Using a pastry blender or 2 knives, cut the shortening into the flour mixture until coarse crumbs form.
  4. Add the buttermilk, tossing with a fork until a dough forms.
  5. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface.
  6. Gather into a disk.
  7. Knead lightly a few times just until smooth.
  8. (The dough can be made up to 2 hours ahead, wrapped in plastic wrap, and refrigerated until ready to use).
  9. Pat the dough to 3/4 inch thick.
  10. Using a biscuit cutter or a glass dipped in flour, cut out biscuits.
  11. Place the biscuits, on an ungreased baking sheet, 2 inches apart.
  12. Gather dough trimmings, pat to 3/4 inch thick and cut out more biscuits.
  13. Bake the biscuits until golden, 12-15 minutes.
  14. Serve hot.

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