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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 Solid vegetable shortening
            -chilled
       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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