self rising flour
milk or buttermilk
In a small bowl or mug combine warm water and yeast with a tablespoon of sugar and set aside in a warm place.
In another bowl sift all dry ingredients together. Add yeast mixture, melted shortening and milk.
Mix just enough to form a soft dough, do not over mix.
Dump the dough mixture on a floured surface, do not knead but turn and flour both sides then roll out or pat out with your hands to about a 1" thickness.
Cut with a large biscuit cutter 2 1/2 - 3" in diameter.
Put on an ungreased cookie or baking sheet. You can make them touching or not.
Bake at 400F until browned, about 12 minutes.
Leftover biscuits can be frozen as they do freeze well.
Last Updated: Mon, Mar 26, 2012