1 cup plus tablespoon flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons Crisco
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon CriscoÂ® (for frying pan)
Mix dry ingredients together. Blend in the CriscoÂ® until the mixture is coarse and grainy. Stir in the buttermilk with a fork. Do not over-mix. Put out on a floured board and knead just a few times. Pat out the dough to about 1/2-inch thick. Cut with a biscuit cutter or glass. Flour the cutter. Do not handle the dough too much or it will get tough.
Using a heavy cast iron frying pan, place 1 tablespoon of Crisco in the pan and put the frying pan in the oven for about 7 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and place the biscuits in the pan. Turn each once in the oil and bake the biscuits at 500 degrees F for 10 minutes, or until light brown.
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