Aunt Cora’s Biscuits

Title: Aunt Cora’s Biscuits
Categories: Breads
Yield: 4 Servings

1 1/2 c Sifted Unbleached Flour
1 ts Salt
2 tb Sugar
1 1/2 c Sourdough Starter
3 ts Baking Powder
1 1/2 ts Baking Soda *
1/4 c Shortening, Melted

* More Baking Soda may be added if the starter if very sour.

Place flour in bowl, add starter in a well, then add melted shortening and
dry ingredients. Mix lightly and turn out onto a lightly floured board and
knead until the consistency of bread dough, or of a satiny finish. Pat or
roll out dough to 1/2 inch thickness, cut and put on a greased pan. Coat
all sides of biscuits with melted butter. Let rise over boiling water for
1/2 hour. Bake at 425 degrees F for 15 to 20 minutes.

From the “Complete Sourdough Cookbook” by Don and Myrtle Holm.