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Basic Biscuits

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Ingredients
  All-purpose flour 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Shortening 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Milk/Buttermilk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Heat the oven to 450° to 500°F and lightly grease a baking sheet.

MAKING
2) In a bowl, sift 2 cups of the flour with the baking powder and salt.
3) With a pastry blender or fork, or work in with your fingers, cut in the shortening.
4) Add the milk to make a soft dough, mixing just until the dough holds together.
5) Flour your hands.
6) Pull off a piece of dough the size of a biscuit and dip the wet edge into the extra flour.
7) Then roll or pat the dough piece into a biscuit shape.
8) On the baking sheet, place the biscuits, slightly touching.
9) Bake until golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes.
10) Take out the baking sheet from oven and let the biscuits cool for 8-10 minutes.

SERVING
11) Serve the biscuits either warm or cold.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Continental
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Milk
Interest: 
Everyday
Cook Time: 
50 Minutes

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