Old Southern Biscuits

Recipe from

Southern Living

Ingredients

1/4 cup vegetable shortening
2 cups self-rising flour
1 cup buttermilk
Melted butter (optional)

Preparation

Cut shortening into flour with a pastry blender or fork until crumbly. Add buttermilk, stirring the mixture just until moistened.

Pat dough to 1/2-inch thickness; cut with a 2-inch round cutter. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet.

Bake at 425° for 14 minutes or until golden. Brush the hot biscuits with melted butter, if desired.