In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Cut in shortening with fork or pastry cutter, until pieces look like corn meal.
Slowly add buttermilk, stirring until well mixed.
Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface and knead dough lightly 2-3 times. Roll outwit rolling pin to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut into 2 inch discs using a biscuit cutter or rim of glass. (you can make them bigger or smaller, but the cooking time will vary depending on the size you make.)
Place biscuits on pan that is lined with silicone baking make or sprayed with non stick cooking spray.
Brush biscuits with half of the melted butter then bake for 14 minutes or until golden brown. Then brush the biscuits with the rest of the butter.
Directions for the Gravy:
Cook ground sausage in skillet on medium heat, until thoroughly cooked.
Stir in flour and cook for additional minute.
Add in milk and cream and cook on medium heat until gravy starts to thicken, then reduce heat to low and add salt and pepper. Cook for 5 minutes.