Begin by putting 1/2 cup shortening in the refrigerator.

Preheat oven to 400ºF

2 1/3 cups flour

4 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1 Tbl. sugar

1 tsp. dried thyme

3/4 tsp. salt

Combine above and add:

1/2 cup chilled shortening

3/4 cup buttermilk

2 Tbl. melted butter

4 slices cooked, chopped bacon

Pat dough into 8-inch circle and cut circles. Bake 10-11 minutes. Serve warm.

Makes about 12