Basic Biscuits - from Paula Deen

Basic Biscuits - from Paula Deen

1 (1/4 ounce) package yeast
1/2 cup lukewarm water
5 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 tablespoons sugar
3/4 cup solid shortening (recommended Crisco)
2 cups buttermilk

Preheat oven to 400ºF.
Dissolve yeast in warm water; set aside.
Mix dry ingredients together.
Cut in shortening.
Add yeast and buttermilk and mix well.
Turn dough onto lightly floured surface and roll out to desired thickness.
Cut with small biscuit cutter and place on greased baking sheet.
Bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown.