You do not need to let these rise before baking unless you have the time.
5 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 package yeast
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter or
2 cups buttermilk
1/4 cup butter, melted
Mix dry ingredients, then cut in butter.
Dissolve yeast in 2 tablespoons warm water. To yeast, add the buttermilk.
Mix in all ingredients, except butter, well.
Sprinkle board with flour, knead
a few times to make soft but not sticky dough; roll to 1/4 inch, then cut with biscuit
cutter. Dip into melted butter and fold over. Place close together. Let rise (optional).