I know Kentucky Derby was in May. I just couldn't find the recipe. Just found it in all this mess. Call them Labor Day Biscuits. I don't care.
When fall starts rolling in I'm looking for homemade breads to put some of the jams, preserves and fruit butters I've been canning all summer to use. Or all you need is sausage gravy. These can actually be half baked the night before and finished in the morning. Who wants to get up at 5:00 a.m. to make biscuits.
Derby Breakfast Yeast Biscuits
depends on the size you make
1 cup warm buttermilk
1 package yeast
1/2 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup shortening (lard is best)
Dissolve yeast in warm buttermilk; set aside. Sift soda, salt, sugar, and flour into a bowl; cut in shortening. Add yeast mixture; stir until blended. Knead and roll 1/2 inch thick. Cut with biscuit cutter; dip in melted butter and place in a greased pan. Let rise 1 hour. Bake at 425 degrees for 12 minutes.
If biscuits are made for future use, bake only 6 minutes and brown when reheating.