May 14th is National Buttermilk Biscuit Day.
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
3 tablespoons shortening
1/2 cup buttermilk
Mix together flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda into a large bowl.
Cut in shortening until it is the consistency of coarse cornmeal.
Add buttermilk and mix until mixture is moistened.
Add more buttermilk if necessary, but try not to make the dough so wet that it exceeds your dough-folding skills.
Pour dough onto a well-floured cutting board.
Pat out and fold the dough a few times.
Pat the dough out to around biscuit thickness (about one inch) and then cut them out with a biscuit cutter, and place on a cookie sheet.
Cook for 10-12 minutes at 450F or until brown on top.
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