3 C flour
1 1/2 t salt
4 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
6 T shortening
1 1/2 C thick buttermilk
Sift dry ingredients together and work in shortening.
Add buttermilk all at once and stir quickly until flour is all dampened.
Turn onto a floured board and pat our to 1 inch thickness.
Cut with floured biscuit cutter and place on greased baking sheet.
Let them stand about 15 minutes, then back at 450 degrees for 12-15 minutes.
Makes 18 biscuits (depending upon size).