Buttermilk Biscuits

Oxmoor House
: about 1 1/2 dozen

Ingredients

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2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup buttermilk

Preparation

Combine first 4 ingredients in a large mixing bowl; mix well. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal.

Dissolve soda in buttermilk. Sprinkle buttermilk mixture evenly over flour mixture, stirring until dry ingredients are moistened . Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead lightly 2 to 3 times.

Pat dough to 1/4-inch thickness; cut biscuits with a 2-inch biscuit cutter. Place in 2 lightly greased 8-inch round cake pans. Bake at 450° for 10 minutes or until lightly browned .

Created date

February 2010