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                           Tender Flaky Biscuits
 
 Recipe By     : Woman’s Day 10-8-96
 Serving Size  : 16   Preparation Time :0:20
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   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2      c             plus 2 tbsp cake flour
    2      tsp           baking powder
      1/4  tsp           EACH baking soda and salt
      1/2  stick         cold margarine (not spread) -- cut in small cubes
      3/4  c             buttermilk
 
 Heat oven to 450.  Have a baking sheet ready.
 
 In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Cut in
 margarine with pastry blended, or work in with fingertips until lumps are no
 larger than small peas.  Stir in buttermilk with a fork until mixture clumps
 together.  Press dough into a ball.
 
 On a lightly floured surface with a lightly floured rolling pin, roll dough
 into a 10x6-inch rectangle.  With the long edge facing you, fold in both short
 ends so they meet in center.  Fold dough in half (as if you were closing a
 book), forming a packet 4 layers thick.  Roll dough into a 6-inch square.
 
 With a floured knife, cut dough into 16 squares, using a straight downward
 motion with each cut (don't saw dough).  Place biscuits 1 1/2 inches apart on
 ungreased baking sheet.
 
 Bake 10-12 minutes until biscuits are lightly browned.  Removed to a wire rack
 to cool.
 
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