Cut shortening into flour mix until the size of peas.
Add buttermilk and stir into a soft, sticky dough. Place on floured board. Knead several times until smooth and not too sticky.Roll out with rolling pin until 3/4 inch thick. Cut with biscuit cutter with out twisting the cutter and place in an ungreased pan close together., or in a wrought iron skillet that has been heated in the oven as it preheats. Smooth tops with 1/2 teaspoon milk each or bacon grease.
Bake in preheated oven at 425 degrees for about 12 min. Remove from oven, set for 5 min. Eat hearty with butter, honey, jam or lemon curd. Molasses is favored also. Serves about 6 people.
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