This recipe comes from my husbands dear
grandmother, Nan Nan. She made them for him in his childhood and he really
The biscuits can be prepared and in the oven in a hour.
2 pkg. yeast
1 T. warm water
2 T. sugar
5 C. sifted flour
3 t. baking powder rounded
1 1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. baking soda rounded
1 C. shortening or oleo
2 C. buttermilk
Dissolve yeast in water and sugar. Sift flour, baking powder, salt and soda into
a large bowl. Cut in shortening. Add buttermilk and yeast mixture. Mix well.
Turn dough out onto a floured board and knead 2 or 3 times.
Roll dough out 1/2 inch thick. Cut biscuits. Let set 45 minutes to 1 hour to
Bake at 400°F. for 12-15 minutes.
Note: Dough may be stored in a plastic bag in the refrigerator until needed.