*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                         Basic Buttermilk Biscuits
 
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 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breakfast
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    3 1/2  cups          Flour
    1      teaspoon      Salt
    1      tablespoon    Sugar
    4      teaspoons     Baking powder
    1      teaspoon      Baking soda
    4      tablespoons   Butter
    2                    Eggs -- lightly beaten
    1 1/2  cups          Buttermilk
                         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 salt,sugar,baking powder and baking soda.  Cut the butter into
  the dry ingredients until the mixture is textured like cornmeal. Separately
  mix the eggs with the buttermilk,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 remaining flour,and
turn the dough out onto the floured surface.  Sprinkle the top with the rest of
the flour,and with floured hands,gently
 push the dough into a circle about 1/2 thick.. Cut with a 2 or 3 " biscuit
cutter,and place buscuits close
 together on a grease and cormeal coated cookie sheet.  You will get about 12
biscuits.  Brush the tops of the biscuits with the reserved buttermilk egg
mixture.  Bake in the preheated oven until puffed and brown,about 15 minutes
.Cool
 for a few minutes before serving.
 
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