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       Title: Traditional Southern Buttermilk Biscuits
  Categories: breads, mom’s best
       Yield: 12 biscuits
 
       2 c  flour
       1 tb baking powder
     3/4 ts salt
     1/2 ts baking soda
       5 tb chilled solid vegetable
       1    .shortening
       1 c  buttermilk
 
   1. Preheat oven to 425F. In a large bowl, sift together flour, salt,       
   soda, and powder. Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut the            
   shortening into the flour mixture until coarse crumbs form.                
                                                                              
   2. Add the buttermilk, tossing with a fork until a dough forms.            
                                                                              
   3. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Gather into a disk.      
   Knead lightly a few times until smooth. (The dough may be made up to       
   two hours ahead, wrapped in plastic wrap, and refrigerated until           
   ready to use.)                                                             
                                                                              
   4. Pat the dough to 3/4 inch thick. Using a biscuit cutter or a glass      
   dipped in flour, cut out the biscuits. Place them, two inches apart,       
   onto an ungreased baking sheet. Gather dough trimmings, pat to 3/4         
   inch thick, and cut out more biscuits.                                     
                                                                              
   5. Bake until golden brown, about 12-15 minutes. Serve hot.                
                                                                              
   Typed for you by Linda Fields, Cyberealm BBS and home of Kook-Net          
   Watertown, New York 315-786-1120                                           
                                                                              
 
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