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Buttermilk Biscuits

Ingredients

  • 2 c. all purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 c. shortening chilled
  • 3/4 c. buttermilk
  • melted butter for brushing tops of biscuits

Instructions

  1. Combine the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl with a whisk or fork. Cut in the shortening using either a pastry blender or two knives until you have something that resembles peas size pieces. Make a well in the center and add the buttermilk.
  2. Quickly mix in the dry ingredients into the buttermilk until a soft sticky dough comes together.
  3. Turn the dough out onto a floured board. Gently fold the dough over 3-5 times and then roll dough out to about 3/4-1" thickness. Cut with a biscuit cutter. Transfer the cut biscuits onto a sheet pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Press the scraps back together into one piece and continue to cut out more biscuits until you have used all of the dough. Brush the tops with melted butter. Bake at 400° for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. *Note:  If you want to freeze these, put unbaked biscuits on a cookie sheet and freeze. When frozen, remove from cookie sheets and put into freezer bags until ready to bake. When you are ready for some homemade biscuits, take frozen biscuits out of freezer, put on cookie sheet, turn on oven and when oven is preheated, pop the biscuits in and bake until brown.
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