*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                     Old Fashioned Buttermilk Biscuits
 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breads                           Biscuits
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1 1/2  cups          All-purpose flour
      1/2  cup           Cake flour
      1/2  teaspoon      Salt
    2      teaspoons     Baking powder
      1/2  cup           unsalted butter  -- Cold
   34      cups          Buttermilk  -- or more
 Preheat the oven to 450F; set rack in middle level. Prepare biscuit dough.
 COMBINE THE FLOURS, salt and baking powder in a mixing bowl and stir well
 to mix. Rub in the butter by hand or with a pastry blender until the
 mixture is mealy. Stir in 3/4 cup of the buttermilk with a fork and
 continue stirring gently until the dough begins to hold together. (If the
 dough is dry, add more buttermilk, 1 tablespoon at a time.) Sprinkle the
 work surface generously with flour and scrape the dough onto it. Fold the
 dough over on itself two or three times. Use the dough immediately .  Pat
 dough into a 6-by-12- inch rectangle and cut into eight 3-inch biscuits
 with a sharp, floured knife. Transfer to a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
 Paint tops with buttermilk.  Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until well risen
 and golden.
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