1/8 c Sugar
1/4 c Warm water
1 pk Dry yeast
2 1/2 c Flour
1/2 ts Baking soda
1 ts Baking powder
1 ts Salt
1/2 c Shortening
1 c Buttermilk
So the mixture won't bubble over the sides, use a small bowl or an
eight-ounce cup to add one tablespoon of the sugar to the warm water.
Then add the yeast. Mix well, then set aside until foamy.
Mix dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and the
remaining sugar), cutting in the shortening. Warm the buttermilk to
lukewarm, then stir the yeast mixture into the buttermilk. Add this
liquid to the dry ingredients. Mix well.
Turn the dough out on a floured board, knead lightly, then roll out
and cut with a biscuit cutter. Place in a greased pan, then let the
dough rise slightly before baking in a 400 degree oven until lightly