self rising flour
milk or buttermilk
1In a small bowl or mug combine warm water and yeast with a tablespoon of sugar and set aside in a warm place.
2In another bowl sift all dry ingredients together. Add yeast mixture, melted shortening and milk.
3Mix just enough to form a soft dough, do not over mix.
4Dump 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.
5Cut with a large biscuit cutter 2 1/2 - 3" in diameter.
6Put on an ungreased cookie or baking sheet. You can make them touching or not.
7Bake at 400F until browned, about 12 minutes.
8Leftover biscuits can be frozen as they do freeze well.
Originally Posted: Tue, Nov 1, 2011