2 c. self-rising flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 c. shortening
3/4 c. buttermilk
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Place flour and baking powder in mixing bowl;add shortening and cut in until mixture looks like small nuggets. Make a well in the center and add buttermilk. Stir with a fork until the mixture is fairly unified into a ball. Do not overmix.
Turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead 10-12 times. Roll the dough to about 3/4 inch thickness. Cut with a biscuit cutter and place on a baking sheet that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Lightly spray the tops of the biscuits.
Bake in the oven 6-8 minutes. Makes 8-9 biscuits.