Makes 8 biscuits
1 1/2 cups flour
2/3 cup butter milk
1/3 cup shortening
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 1/8 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Add flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder to a bowl
with strainer over the top. Sift flour. Add shortening to bowl and cut in with a pasty cutter. Pour in buttermilk and stir until it just comes together. Put a little bench flour on hands.
Lightly knead dough and roll out to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut out biscuits.
Lightly re-roll the rest of the dough and cut out remaining biscuits. Then re-rolled biscuits won't be as tender but still excellent. Move biscuits to baking pan and bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
Serve with butter and honey if you feel like it. Enjoy.