This recipe is from Shirley McNevich's Mom's Best Recipes Vol 5. Published here with her permission.
Don't forget to check Shirley's blog.
(by Shirley McNevich)
6 cups flour
1 1/2 cups buttermilk (you can use powdered buttermilk if you wish, mixed
according to can directions)
6 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 cups Crisco shortening
Into a large bowl sift the flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Instead
of dumping all of the Crisco in at once, use a spoon to add the Crisco in
small scoops. Once all of the Crisco is added, light grease your hands with
Pam and use your hands to start working the dough in the bowl. Add the
buttermilk and continue working the dough until well mixed--it should be a
very thick dough. Dump the dough on to a floured counter--sprinkle a little
extra flour on top. Knead the dough for 20 seconds, and then roll it out to 1/2"
thick with a rolling pin. Use a round cookie cutter or the rim of a glass to cut
the biscuits, re-rolling out the dough when necessary. Place biscuits on
greased cookie sheets. Bake at 450 degrees for 14-18 minutes. Best to do a
test biscuit on this recipe to get the time right.