1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sourdough starter
1/4 cup shortening
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda (more if starter is very sour)
The name for these biscuits is derived from the
generations-old sourdough starter which is still
available.

Place flour in a bowl. Make a well in the center and add starter. Add melted shortening and remaining dry ingredients. Turn out onto a lightly floured board and knead until the consistency of bread dough. Roll out to 1/2 inch thick, cut and put on a greased pan.

Coat all sides with grease. Let rise over boiling water for 1/2 hour. Bake at 425F for 15-20 minutes.