Old Southern Biscuits
Yield: Makes 1 dozen
- 1/4 cup vegetable shortening
- 2 cups self-rising flour
- 1 cup buttermilk
- Melted butter (optional)
- 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.
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