Annie Mae Jones' Buttermilk Biscuits
Annie Mae Jones' Buttermilk Biscuits recipe
Preheat oven to 450'F.
Sift flour, salt, soda, and baking powder into mixing bowl. Cut in shortening, using 2 knives, a pastry cutteror your hands dusted with flour.
Add sufficient buttermilk to make a soft dough.
Knead lightly and turn out onto a lightly floured board.
Roll out to ½ inch thickness and cut with biscuit cutter into rounds.
Place rounds not touching - for crisper biscuits - or close together - for softer biscuits - on ungreased baking sheet.
Brush with melted butter if desired and bake in preheated oven 12 to 15 minutes, or until firm and lightly browned.