*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                               Basic Biscuits
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 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breakfast
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    3 1/4  cups          Cake flour
    1      teaspoon      Salt
    1      tablespoon    Sugar
    4      teaspoons     Baking powder
    4      tablespoons   butter or margarine
                         or vegetable shortening
    1                    Egg -- lightly beaten
    1      cup           Milk
    2      tablespoons   Milk
                         Spray shortening and corn
                         Meal for coating pan
     Preheat oven to 400~.In a food processor or a large bowl, mix 3 cups of the
  flour with the salt,sugar and baking powder.Cut the butter into the dry
  ingredients until the mixture is textured like cornmeal. Separately mix the
  egg with the milk,and stir all but 2 tbs.of this liquid into the dry
  mixture.Mix just enough  to make a uniformly moistened dough. Dust a clean
  work surface with 1/2 the remaing flour,and turn the dough out onto the
  floured surface. Sprinkle the top with the rest of the flour,and with floured
 push the dough into a circle about 1/2 thick.	Cut with a 2 or 3 biscuit
cutter,and place the cut buscuits close together on a greased corn meal coated
cookie sheet.You will
 get about 12 biscuits. Brush the tops of the buscuits with the reserved milk
egg mixture. Bake in the preheated oven until puffed and brown,about 15
minutes.  Cool for a few minutes before serving.  Yields about a dozen
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