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                            BUTTERMILK BISCUITS
 
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 Serving Size  : 30   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breads                           Cookies
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    4       c            Flour
    2       tb           Baking powder
    1       t            Baking soda
      3/4   ts           Salt
      1/2   tb           Sugar
      2/3   c            Butter, softened
    1 1/2   c            Buttermilk
      1/4   c            Butter
 
   Sift flour with baking powder, soda, salt, and sugar.
   Cut in 2/3 cup butter until mixture resembles coarse
   meal.  Add buttermilk, stirring until dry ingredients
   are moistened.  Turn dough out onto a lightly floured
   surface; knead lightly 4 or 5 times.  Roll dough to
   1/2 inch thickness; cut with a 2 1/2 inch biscuit
   cutter.  Place biscuits on a lightly greased baking
   sheet.  Brush tops with 1/4 inch melted butter. Bake
   at 450 F for 8 minutes or until golden brown.
   
   Note:  When cutting biscuits, never twist the cutter;
   that will seal the edges and prevent proper rising.
   If the cutter is not cutting all the way, consider a
   new cutter.
   
   From “TRADITIONS” by Houston A&M University Mother’s
   Club.
   
   Contributed by Wesley Pitts 11/7/93
  
 
 
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