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Source: The Star Of Texas Cookbook

Riz Biscuits
The best homemade biscuits!
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Serves: varies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
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5 cups flour
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons sugar
1 cup shortening
1 package yeast, dry
1/4 cup water, lukewarm
1 3/4 cup buttermilk, room temperature

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Sift together flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and sugar. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender or fork. Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add slightly cooled yeast to buttermilk and blend into dry ingredients. Form into a ball and place on a lightly floured board. Roll out the dough until thin and cut into small biscuits. Brush biscuits with melted butter and place on a cookie sheet in stacks of two. Let biscuits rise until doubled. Bake for 12 minutes. Serve warm.

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