Mix well and put aside:
1/4 cup shortening 1/4 cup sugar 1 egg 1 cup warm water 1 package active dry**yeast or yeast cake (**Dissolve yeast in 2 tablespoons warm water)
In a large bowl mix 3 cups of flour and a 1/4 teaspoon salt. ADD the moist ingredients and mix well with a mixer or hand stir. Set in a warm place to rise.
When dough has doubled in size then work the dough down and place on a floured board. Knead dough for 30 seconds and roll or pat dough out with hand about 1/2" thick and cut with biscuit cutter.
Place cut biscuits on a greased baking sheet or put each one in a greased cup cake pan and let dough rise again.
Bake 350F degrees until light brown.