3 cups flour (will need extra for rolling and cutting!)
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup crisco
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup buttermilk
Preheat oven to 425. Mix dry ingredients and cut crisco into the mixture until it is the texture of coarse cornmeal.
Add buttermilk and knead until the dough is smooth. Roll out the dough so that it is about 1/8 inch thick (make sure you have plenty. Cut out biscuits using a round cookie cutter, a drinking glass, or whatever you have handy. My gramma likes to keep a measuring cup full of flour to prevent her cookie cutter from getting too doughy.
Place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until golden brown. Let cool, but not too long, because these bad boys are best warm!
Eat these like a real West Virginian for breakfast with some sausage gravy or butter and honey!
Tall and Small