Down Home Biscuits

Oxmoor House
about 2 dozen


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4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon sugar
2 teaspoons salt
2/3 cup shortening
1 1/2 to 1 3/4 cups buttermilk


Sift dry ingredients; cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle buttermilk evenly over flour mixture, stirring until ingredients are moistened. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead lightly 4 to 5 times.

Pat dough out to 1/2-inch thickness; cut with a 2 1/2-inch biscuit cutter. Place biscuits on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake at 450° for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned.

Created date

February 2010