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|Recipe Name||Buttermilk Biscuits|
|Traditional food from||Anywhere|
|Ingredients||2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup shortening or lard, chilled (see Note, below)
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons buttermilk
|Preparation||Preheat oven to 425°F, 220°C.
Sift dry ingredients into a bowl.
Cut in the shortening, add the buttermilk, blending quickly, just until dry ingredients are moistened.
Turn the dough out on a floured board.
Knead the dough 3 or 4 times.
Roll or pat to a 3/4-inch thickness, and cut with a biscuit cutter.
For soft-sided biscuits, place close together on a lightly greased baking sheet
For biscuits that are crusty all around, place about an inch apart on a lightly greased baking sheet.
Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until golden brown.
Makes about eight 3-inch or about a dozen 2-inch biscuits.