2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 Tbs baking powder
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon salt
6 Tbs lard
Sift the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
Cut in the lard with a pastry cutter or with two knives until a coarse texture is obtained.
Add buttermilk and knead gently but thoroughly.
The dough should be soft but not sticky: if it is, add a little more flour.
Knead for 1 minute, wrap in foil or wax paper and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
Roll out the dough 1/2 inch thick on a lightly floured surface and cut with a biscuit cutter. (If you don’t have one, a cup with the desired diameter will work.)
Transfer biscuits to a dark baking sheet and bake until golden brown, 10-12 minutes.
Ready In: Under 30 minutes