5 c. flour
1 pkg. dry yeast
1 tsp. soda
½ c. warm water
3 tsp. baking powder
2 c. buttermilk
1 tsp. salt
¾ c. shortening
3 Tbsp. sugar

Mix flour, soda, baking powder, salt and sugar. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender. Dissolve yeast in warm water and add with buttermilk. Mix with spoon until all flour is moistened. Cover bowl and refrigerate until ready to use.

To make 12 biscuits, turn ⅓ of the dough onto generously floured surface. Knead 1 or 2 minutes. Roll to ½” thickness and cut with biscuit cutter. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for about 12 minutes. Remove from oven and brush tops with melted butter. Remaining dough will keep several days in the refrigerator.