This recipe makes like, 3 dozen biscuits, though, and with my older brother gone we had a bazillion left over. Which, with no problem were perfect for this French Toast Casserole, if you ask me.
Preheat oven to 450.
First, plop in 4 cups flour, 1/2 teaspoons salt, 2 1/2 teaspoons baking soda, and 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder. mix until it's combined.
Add 1/3 cup shortening and 1/3 cup cut up butter (5 1/2 Tbs.).
Cut them together with a pastry cutter or 2 knifes.
Add 1 1/4 cups buttermilk and lightly mix until it's combined. The dough should be sticky.
Plop the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Try to handle the dough as little as possible, if you do, the dough will become very tough.
Role it out 1/3-3/4 inch thick. cut with a biscuit cutter and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 11-14 minutes until golden brown.