*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                         SPICED PECAN DROP BISCUITS
 
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 Serving Size  : 14   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breads
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2 3/4   c            Unsifted all-purpose flour
      1/4   c            Unsifted cake flour
    1       tb           Baking pwdr.
    1       t            Baking soda
      1/2   ts           Cream of tartar
    1 1/2   ts           Salt
    1       tb           Cinnamon
    1 1/2   ts           Freshly grated nutmeg
      3/4   ts           Ground ginger
      1/4   ts           Allspice
      1/4   c            (+1 tb.)granulated sugar
      3/4   c            Solid shortening
    1 1/2   c            Buttermilk
      2/3   c            Chopped pecans
      2/3   c            Dark raisins
 
   Preheat oven to 425 F . Butter and flour a cookie
   sheet or jelly roll pan. Thoroughly mix flours, baking
   powder, baking soda, cream of tartar, salt, cinnamon,
   nutmeg, ginger, allspice and sugar in a lge. mixing
   bowl.  Add shortening and using two round-bladed
   kniver, cut into small lumps.
   
   With fingertips, reduce lumps to small bits, rubbing
   into flour mixture. Blend in buttermilk, pecans and
   raisins with a few quick strokes.  DO NOT
   OVERMIX--BISCUITS WILL BE TOUGH.
   
   Drop heaping tablespoon mounds of dough onto baking
   pan, spacing abt. 2 apart. Bake the biscuits for 15
   minutes, or until firm and golden. Transfer the pan of
   biscuits to a rack to cool for  min.  Serve
   immediately, or cool completely and store in an
   airtight container in refrigerator.
   
   Yield:  14  3"-biscuits.
  
 
 
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