Well of course I do Mississippi Girl! What kind of southern Mama would I be if I couldn't make Buttermilk Biscuits?
Here's what you'll need:
2 cups self-rising flour (White Lily if you can get it)
1/4 cup All-Vegetable Shortening or Lard
1 cup buttermilk
flour for kneading
Here's what you need to do:
Preheat oven to 500 degrees F.
In a mixing bowl, cut the shortening into the Self-Rising Flour with a pastry blender or fork or your fingertips until it resembles coarse crumbs. Blend in buttermilk with fork just until the dough comes together. The dough will be sticky.
Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Knead gently by folding the dough 6 to 8 times.
Press into a circle that's 1 inch thick.
Cut out biscuits with a 2-inch cutter, being sure to push straight down through the dough. Do not twist the cutter until the dough has been cut all the way through (twisting the cutter will cause the biscuits not to rise straight up.
Place biscuits on baking sheet so that they just touch. Reform scrap dough, working it as little as possible and continue cutting. Use you thumb to make an small indentation in the middle of the biscuit so that it will rise more evenly while baking.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown.