Tender and fluffy biscuits to complement any breakfast. Make sure not to handle the dough too much!
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 4 cups self-rising flour
- 1 teaspoon white sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2/3 cup shortening
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 2 tablespoons buttermilk, for brushing
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.
In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugar and baking powder. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in 2 cups buttermilk, mixing just enough for dough to come together.
Roll dough out until 1 inch thick. Cut into rounds with a biscuit cutter. Place biscuits on prepared baking pan. Brush biscuits with 2 tablespoons buttermilk.
Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes, until golden.