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Yield 10 biscuits


  • 2 cups self-rising soft wheat flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine, melted

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a large bowl; cut in shortening with pastry blender until mixture is crumbly. Add buttermilk, stirring with a fork until dry ingredients are moistened. (Dough will resemble cottage cheese and be sticky.)

  2. Turn dough out onto a heavily floured surface, and knead lightly 4 or 5 times.

  3. Roll dough to 3/4-inch thickness; cut with a 2 1/2-inch round cutter. Stack two baking sheets, one on top of the other. Lightly grease top baking sheet.

  4. Place biscuits on top baking sheet, and bake at 450° for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Brush with butter.