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chilled vegetable shortening
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.
Cut the chilled shortening into the flour mixture with a pastry blender until the mixture forms coarse crumbs.
Add the buttermilk, mixing with your hands until the dough holds together.
Place the dough on a floured surface and knead lightly a few times just until smooth. Don't overwork it.
Flour a rolling pin and roll the dough to 1/4 to 1/2 inch thickness.
Cut the biscuits with a biscuit cutter. ( My mama used a glass to do this.)
Place the biscuits 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet.
Gather the trimmings from where you cut the biscuits and form them into a ball.
Roll it out and cut more biscuits. ( When these got to small to make another biscuit my mama left the last weird shaped one and called it the funny biscuit. All the kids wanted that one.
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Last Updated: Sat, Mar 26, 2016