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                  TRADITIONAL SOUTHERN BUTTERMILK BISCUITS
 
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 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breads
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2       c            Flour
    1       tb           Baking powder
      3/4   ts           Salt
      1/2   ts           Baking soda
    5       tb           Chilled solid vegetable
                         .shortening
    1       c            Buttermilk
 
   1. Preheat oven to 425F. In a large bowl, sift
   together flour, salt, soda, and powder. Using a pastry
   blender or two knives, cut the shortening into the
   flour mixture until coarse crumbs form. 2. Add the
   buttermilk, tossing with a fork until a dough forms.
   3. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface.
   Gather into a disk. Knead lightly a few times until
   smooth. (The dough may be made up to two hours ahead,
   wrapped in plastic wrap, and refrigerated until ready
   to use.) 4. Pat the dough to 3/4 inch thick. Using a
   biscuit cutter or a glass dipped in flour, cut out the
   biscuits. Place them, two inches apart, onto an
   ungreased baking sheet. Gather dough trimmings, pat to
   3/4 inch thick, and cut out more biscuits.
   5. Bake until golden brown, about 12-15 minutes. Serve
   hot.
  
 
 
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