Yield
2 dozen (serving size: 1 biscuit)
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Mary Catherine Muir

How to Make It

Step 1

Dissolve yeast in warm water in a small bowl; let stand 5 minutes.

Step 2

Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 4 ingredients (flour through salt) in a large bowl. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add yeast mixture and buttermilk; stir just until moist. Cover and chill 1 hour.

Step 3

Preheat oven to 450°.

Step 4

Turn dough out onto a heavily floured surface; knead lightly 5 times. Roll dough to a 1/2-inch thickness; cut with a 3-inch biscuit cutter. Place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Brush melted margarine over biscuit tops. Bake at 450° for 13 minutes or until golden.

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