1 (1/4-ounce) envelope active dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water (100° to 110°)
2 cups buttermilk
5 1/2 cups all-purpose flour $
1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup shortening
Mustard Butter
2 pounds thinly sliced cooked ham


Combine yeast and 1/2 cup warm water in a 4-cup liquid measuring cup, and let mixture stand 5 minutes. Stir in buttermilk.
Combine flour and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl; cut in shortening with a pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add buttermilk mixture, stirring with a fork just until dry ingredients are moistened.
Turn dough out onto a well-floured surface, and knead 4 to 5 times. Roll dough to 1/2-inch thickness; cut with a 2-inch round cutter, and place on lightly greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, 1 hour. Bake at 425° for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden.


You can use pre-made biscuits that you like from the freezer section of the grocery store.  Use good ones with real ingredients.  Just cook them per the package directions.

Mustard Butter:
1 cup butter, softened
2 TBSP minced sweet onion
2 TBSP spicy brown mustard

Stir together all ingredients until blended.

Split each biscuit, and spread evenly with Mustard Butter. Stuff biscuits with ham.  Devour!


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