2 cups all purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp soda
Pinch of salt
1 Tbsp white sugar
1/2 cup butter or shortening if you prefer
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 Tbsp melted butter (optional)
Mix all dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, soda, salt, and sugar.
Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Add buttermilk and mix quickly to make a soft dough.
Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead a few times to make a soft dough.
Don’t overknead or the biscuits will turn out hard and dry.
Roll out to a 6″ x 6″ square. Place on ungreased baking sheet.
With a knife, cut dough into 12 even portions. Do NOT separate.
Bake at 400 degrees until golden brown. About 15 minutes.
Serve with butter and jam.
Yield: 12 biscuits