4 cup flour, unsifted, all-purpose
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 cup buttermilk
Put flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a bowl. Cut shortening into flour mixture until coarse. Add buttermilk, enough to make a THICK mixture, mix and turn out on board, knead lightly, roll out to 1/2-3/4 inch (12.5-19 mm) thickness, cut into biscuit rounds, place on baking sheet. Bake at 400 F/180 C oven for 15 to 18 minutes.
***These biscuits are tall and hefty biscuits.