2 All-Purpose Flour
1 Baking Powder
1/2 Baking Soda
1 Salt
1/3 Shortening
3/4 – 1 Buttermilk


Heat oven to 450 degrees.
Sift together dry ingredients.
Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Add just enough milk to moisten (start with the 3/3 cup and add a little more at a time until all is moist.
Gather the dough in a ball and knead very lightly until it is all together and fairly smooth. Do not over knead. This may take a little practice to get right.
Pat the dough lightly with fingertips on a lightly floured surface to make a 1/2 thick square.
Using a knife or pastry blade, cut into squares.,
This makes the most tender biscuits, but if you want you can cut them into circles and reuse the dough until all gone.
The later biscuits to be cut out will be slightly less tender than the first.
Place on a cookie sheet and allow to rest for 5 to 10 minutes.
Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until tops are golden.