Hardee's Biscuits

3 cups all-purpose flour
6 ounces shortening
2 cups buttermilk
1/3 cup water
1 1/2 teaspoons salt plus 3 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Mix flour, salt, sugar, baking powder and shortening into fine crumbs. Add buttermilk and water gradually until light and tender. Turn out onto a floured surface. Knead well. Cut out and place on greased baking sheet. Bake at 425 degrees F for 10-15 minutes or until brown.