I’m always trying to improve on good things, specifically recipes but here’s a recipe that needs no adjustments. This is in many old cookbooks yet does not seem to be a commonly used biscuit recipe as most biscuits that I have tried are dry. I love how moist and delightful these biscuits are.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Mix together and set aside:
- 1 package yeast
1/2 cup lukewarm water
Place in bowl and cut in shortening:
- 5 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 tablespoons sugar
3/4 cup Crisco
You can use a fork or pastry cutter. Yeah, like that.
Stir in 2 cups buttermilk and yeast mixture.
Place a little flour on counter.
Roll out about an 1/2 inch to 1 inch thick, depending on how thick you’d like the biscuits to be.
Dust off excess flour and place on baking sheet. Bake about 12 minutes.
Enjoy with butter & strawberry jam or honey butter or gravy or any way you like. These are moist in the middle and keep very well. Biscuits have never been so delicious.