Buttermilk Biscuits

2 cups sifted self-rising flour
1 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/3 cup shortening
1 cup buttermilk
Melted butter

Preheat oven to 425F. Sift together flour, sugar and soda. With pastry blender or two knives, cut shortening into flour mixture until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in buttermilk, Knead dough on floured board or cloth 10 times or until smooth. Roll to 1/2 inch thickness and cut into 2-1/2 inch rounds with floured biscuit cutter. Place biscuits, touching on ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden. Brush with melted butter immediately after removing from oven.

Makes 8 to 10-biscuits.

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana