By Rand E Creitz
This is actually a lower fat recipe than a standard one.
6 tbsp real butter, chilled (margarine or other butter substitutes will not work nearly as well)
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 cup buttermilk
Combine and sift all dry ingredients. Using a pastry blender or 2 butter knives, cut butter into mix until it resembles meal. Add buttermilk and mix until dough is just together. Turn out onto a pastry sheet or floured board and knead (with hands well floured, I might add), folding it in upon itself so that all parts get some compression. When you feel the dough begin to "push back" (and it won't take long) it's ready to roll out, cut into biscuits and place into a pre-heated, 425 degree oven for 8-10 minutes. Add bacon, ham or sausage and you could hurt yourself.
Rand E Creitz
"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones."