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Lila's Biscuits

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Ingredients
  All purpose flour 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Shortening 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Buttermilk 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Orange marmalade/Jam / honey 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat the oven to 450°.
2) In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and stir thoroughly.
3) Add shortening to cut in until mixture resembles coarse crumbs and prepare well in the center.
4) Pour in buttermilk and stir the mixture to form sticky dough.
5) Use a lightly floured surface, to knead dough gently for 10 times.
6) Roll out the dough to 1/2-inch thickness.
7) Use a floured 2-inch biscuit cutter to make the cut outs.

MAKING
8) Use an ungreased baking sheet to arrange the biscuits closely for soft-sided biscuits or 1-inch apart for crisp-sided ones.
9) With a fork prick the surface of the biscuits.
10) Place inside oven and bake for 5 minutes.
11) Now, reduce oven to 400° and bake 8 to 10 minutes more.

SERVING
12) Serve the bread with orange marmalade, jam, or honey.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Buttermilk
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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