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                           BAKING POWDER BISCUITS
 Serving Size  : 15   Preparation Time :0:00
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   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2      cups          all-purpose flour
    1      tablespoon    baking powder
    1      teaspoon      salt
      1/3  cup           vegetable shortening
    1      cup           whole milk
 Preheat the oven to 450.
 Grease on 8-inch square baking pan or small baking sheet.
 Put the flour, baking powder and salt into a large mixing bowl. Add the
 vegetable shortening and toss
 it to coat with the flour. Break the chunk into 5 or 6 smaller chunks and
 start rubbing the flour and
 shortening together with your fingers and letting the mixture fall back into
 the bowl. This does not
 take long; when the mixture looks like irregular lumps you have mixed enough.
 Add the milk all at once and stir to moisten all the flour and shortening.
 Dust a surface with flour, turn
 the dough onto the surface and knead the dough ten times.
 Pat the dough into a circle about 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch thick. Cut the
 biscuits with a two-inch cookie
 cutter and place on the prepared pan with a little space between the biscuits.
 Bake 15-18 minutes or until the tops are lightly browned.
 Serve hot with butter and honey.
 Yield: 15 biscuits
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