From the, "Houston Junior League Cookbook," published in cooperation with your Daily Inbox Newsletter.


  • 2 cups flour
  • 6 rounded teaspoons tartrate baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 Tablespoons shortening
  • 1/2 teaspoon soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk


Combine flour, baking powder and salt.  Cut in shortening until consistency of coarse meal.  Add soda to buttermilk; stir into flour mixture.  Mix well.  Roll dough on floured board and cut into rounds.  Bake at 450 degrees on ungreased baking sheet for 10 – 12 minutes or until browned.

12 - 15 large biscuits