Ingrients & Directions

2 1/2 c All purpose flour
1 tb Baking powder
1/2 ts Salt
1 tb Coarse cracked black pepper
1/2 ts Baking soda
3/4 c Shortening
1 c Buttermilk

Preheat oven to 450-500F. Sift 2 cups of the flour with the baking powder,
salt, pepper, and baking soda into a bowl. Cut in the shortening with a
pastry blender or fork, or work it in with your fingers. Add the buttermilk
to make a soft dough, mixing just until the dough holds together. Flour
your hands. Pull of a piece of dough the size of a biscuit and dip the wet
edge into the extra flour. The roll or pat into a biscuit. Place slightly
touching, on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake until golden golden
8-10 minutes. From Nathalie Dupree’s “New Southern Cooking”


12 Servings