*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                     OLD FASHIONED BUTTERMILK BISCUITS
 
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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breads
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1 1/2   c            All-purpose flour
      1/2   c            Cake flour
      1/2   ts           Salt
    2       ts           Baking powder
      1/2   c            Cold unsalted butter
   34       c            Buttermilk or more
 
   Preheat the oven to 450F; set rack in middle level.
   Prepare biscuit dough. COMBINE THE FLOURS, salt and
   baking powder in a mixing bowl and stir well to mix.
   Rub in the butter by hand or with a pastry blender
   until the mixture is mealy. Stir in 3/4 cup of the
   buttermilk with a fork and continue stirring gently
   until the dough begins to hold together. (If the dough
   is dry, add more buttermilk, 1 tablespoon at a time.)
   Sprinkle the work surface generously with flour and
   scrape the dough onto it. Fold the dough over on
   itself two or three times. Use the dough immediately .
   Pat dough into a 6-by-12- inch rectangle and cut into
   eight 3-inch biscuits with a sharp, floured knife.
   Transfer to a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Paint tops
   with buttermilk.  Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until
   well risen and golden.
  
 
 
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