Buttermilk Biscuits- Serves 8 to 10.
4 cups self-rising flour
1 teaspoon white sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
2/3 cup shortening
2 cups buttermilk, plus 2 tablespoons for brushing
Preheat oven to 400°. Lightly grease a baking sheet. In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugar and baking powder. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in 2 cups buttermilk, mixing just enough for dough to come together. Roll dough out until 1 inch thick. Cut into rounds with a biscuit cutter. Place biscuits on prepared baking pan. Brush biscuits with 2 tablespoons buttermilk. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes, until golden.