Never fear- these WILL rise and be fluffy!!!
1 envelope yeast
1/4 cup warm water
Sprinkle yeast in water and set aside
5 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 Tbsp bkg powder
2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
Mix above dry ingredients in large bowl and cut in
1 cup shortening
2 cup milk
Add yeast mixture to about 3 1/2 to 4 cups of the flour mixture. Flour workspace and pour dough on top. Sprinkle with more flour and pat down. Fold dough, sprinkle with flour a few times but dont handle dough too much. I usually never use all the flour in this recipe.
In baking pan melt one stick of butter. Cut biscuits and dip on each side and allow biscuits to touch on baking sheet. Let rise 15 minutes. Bake 400 degrees for 15 minutes or till golden brown. (They might need a bit more time) If you like them crisp space the biscuits apart.