2 pkg. yeast
1 T. warm water
2 T. sugar
5 C. sifted flour
3 t. baking powder rounded
1 1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. baking soda rounded
1 C. shortening or oleo
2 C. buttermilk
Dissolve yeast in water and sugar. Sift flour, baking powder, salt and soda into a large bowl. Cut in shortening. Add buttermilk and yeast mixture. Mix well.
Turn dough out onto a floured board and knead 2 or 3 times.
Roll dough out 1/2 inch thick. Cut biscuits. Let set 45 minutes to 1 hour to rise.
Bake at 400°F. for 12-15 minutes.
Note: Dough may be stored in a plastic bag in the refrigerator until needed.