- 2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup shortening
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
How to Make It
Combine flour, baking powder, soda, and salt; stir well. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle buttermilk evenly over flour mixture; stir until dry ingredients are moistened.
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead 10 to 12 times. Roll dough to 1/2-inch thickness; cut with a 1 3/4-inch biscuit cutter. Place biscuits on ungreased baking sheets. Brush tops with melted butter. Bake at 450° for 8 minutes or until lightly browned.