You will need flour, baking powder, buttermilk, salt, active dry yeast, baking soda, sugar and shortening. Tip: Crisco bars are exactly one cup and much easier to store than the cans of shortening!
Add active dry yeast to 1/4 cup warm water to dissolve. Work on dry ingredients while this dissolves.
Sift together 5 cups of flour, 3 teaspoon. baking powder, 1 teaspoon. baking soda, 1 teaspoon salt and 3 tablespoon sugar.
Or if you're like me, you'll only sift half of it and get that time back in your life.....
Add 1 cup shortening. These Crisco bars are wonderful! They don't take up too much space in the pantry and they are so much easier to measure!
Cut shortening into dry ingredients until well combined
Add in 2 cups of buttermilk
Don't think I forgot about that yeast we had growing. Add that in with buttermilk and dry ingredients.
Now that mixture looks like it's going to become biscuits. Knead the dough flouring a little as you go. Be sure not to add too much flour like I did :( It will not rise properly.
Flour a surface large enough to roll out the dough. Roll it out to your desired thickness
Cut out biscuits with a biscuit cutter or in my case, a cup! Be sure to flour the rim of the cup before you cut them out.
Place biscuits on a lightly greased sheet pan and let rise for about an hour. Then bake at 425 for 15-20 minutes. A note left in my cookbook states you can make the dough the night before and cut biscuits when ready to bake. Below is the finished product! The flavor was there, next time I will just use a bit less flour. But these are definitely still a winner!
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