*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                    Wilkes Boardinghouse-Style Biscuits
 
 Recipe By     : Sema Wills, Savannah, Ga.
 Serving Size  : 16   Preparation Time :0:25
 Categories    : Breads
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2      cups          self-rising flour
      1/2  teaspoon      baking powder
    1      tablespoon    veg. shortening
    2      tablespoons   margarine
      1/3  cup           buttermilk
      1/3  cup           whole milk
 
 Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
 Sift flour and baking powder into bowl.  Cut in the shortening and
 margarine until mixture resembles course cornmeal..  Fill measuring cup
 with buttermilk, whole milk and enough water to make 3/4 cup.  Make well in
 center of dry ingredients; pour in liquid.  With hands, mix lightly and
 quickly to form dough moist enough to leave sides of bowl.  Turn out onto a
 lightly floured surface and knead gently 6-7 times, working dough into a
 large ball.  Pinch off portions of dough for desired size of biscuit.  Keep
 fingers dry by dipping into dry flour frequently.  Press slightly to
 flatten and place on a greased baking sheet.  Bake for 12 to 15 minutes.