Virginia Buttermilk Biscuits

Oxmoor House
about 2 dozen

Ingredients

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2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup shortening
3/4 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted

Preparation

Combine flour, baking powder, soda, and salt; stir well. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle buttermilk evenly over flour mixture; stir until dry ingredients are moistened.

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead 10 to 12 times. Roll dough to 1/2-inch thickness; cut with a 1 3/4-inch biscuit cutter. Place biscuits on ungreased baking sheets. Brush tops with melted butter. Bake at 450° for 8 minutes or until lightly browned.

Created date

February 2010