2 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons lard
1 cup buttermilk, chilled
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
In food processor, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Pulse to blend.
Add butter and lard into dry ingredients and pulse until mixture looks like crumbs.
Turn on processor and pour in the chilled buttermilk. Mix just until the dough comes together. The dough will be very sticky.
Turn dough onto floured surface, dust top with flour and gently fold dough over on itself 5 or 6 times. Press into a 1-inch thick round.
Cut out biscuits with a 2-inch cutter, being sure to push straight down through the dough.
Place biscuits on baking sheet so that they just touch.
Reform scrap dough, working it as little as possible and continue cutting.
Bake until biscuits are tall and light gold on top, 15 to 20 minutes.