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Biscuits

Biscuits

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 25

Cook Time : 25

Total Time : 50

Ingredients

Serves 10

  • 2cups flour

  • 2 1⁄4 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1⁄2 teaspoon cream of tartar

  • 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1⁄4 teaspoon salt

  • 2tablespoons sugar

  • 4tablespoons shortening

  • 4tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 3⁄4 cup buttermilk

Directions

  • 01

    Preheat oven to 400.

  • 02

    Whisk together dry ingredients.

  • 03

    Cut in shortening and butter.

  • 04

    Stir in buttermilk, just until dough forms.

  • 05

    Turn out onto lightly floured bread board or counter and roll or pat to a thickness of 5/8 to 3/4 inch. Cut, using 2" cutter, in straight movement. Do NOT turn cutter. Put on ungreased baking sheet, 2 inches apart. Do NOT reroll or rework extra dough, just pat together and put on baking sheet. Brush with melted butter (tops ONLY). Sprinkle with sugar if using for shortcakes.

  • 06

    Put sheet in oven. Turn oven up to 450 and bake for 20 - 25 minutes, or until golden brown.

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