From, "To Market, To Market...A Collection of Kentucky Recipes," published in cooperation with your Daily InBox newsletter.


  • 2-1/2 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 tablespoon warm water
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dry yeast
  • 1 cup buttermilk


1.  Sift dry ingredients together.
2.  Cut shortening into dry ingredients until mixture resembles cornmeal.
3.  Dissolve yeast in warm water, then stir into buttermilk.
4.  Combine flour mixture and liquid ingredients to make a stiff dough.
5.  Roll to 1/2-inch thickness on floured board.
6.  Cut into 2-inch biscuits and bake on greased baking sheet until browned.

Temperature:  450 degrees
Time: 10 minutes

YIELD: 30 biscuits

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