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               BAKING POWDER BISCUITS AND BUTTERMILK BISCUITS
 
 Recipe By     : BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS MAGAZINE -- SEPTEMBER 1996
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Biscuits                         Breads
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2      cups          all-purpose flour
    1      tablespoon    baking powder
      1/4  teaspoon      to 1/3 teaspoon salt
      1/3  cup           shortening
      3/4  cup           milk
 
 BAKING POWDER BISCUITS: In a medium mixing bowl stir together flour,
 baking powder, and salt.  Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening till
 mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  Make a well in the center.  Add milk
 all at once.  Using a fork, stir just till moistened.  Turn dough out
 onto a lightly floured surface.  Quickly knead dough by gently folding
 and pressing dough 10 to 12 strokes or till nearly smooth.  Pat or
 lightly roll dough to 1/2-inch thickness.  Cut dough with a 2 1/2-inch
 biscuit cutter Hint: (if you don't have a biscuit cutter, a glass works
 well to cut biscuits).  Place biscuits 1 inch apart on a ungreased baking
 sheet.  Bake in a 450 oven for 10 to 12 minutes or till golden.  Remove
 from baking sheet; serve warm. Makes 10 biscuits.  
 
 DROP BISCUITS: To make drop biscuits:  Prepare as above, except increase
 milk to 1 cup.  Do not knead or roll or cut dough. Using a big spoon drop
 dough into 12 mounds on a greased baking sheet. Bake as directed above. 
 Makes 12 biscuits. 
 
 BUTTERMILK BISCUITS:  Prepare as above, except stir 1/4 teaspoon baking
 soda into dry mixture and substitute buttermilk or sour milk for the milk
  Bake as directed above.  Makes 10 to 12 biscuits. 
  
 
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