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Hot Biscuits

Yield 1 1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2/3 cup milk

How to Make It

  1. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle milk evenly over flour mixture, stirring until dry ingredients are moistened.

  2. Turn dough out onto a wellfloured surface; knead lightly 10 to 12 times.

  3. Roll dough to 1/2-inch thickness; cut with a 2-inch biscuit cutter. Place biscuits on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 450° for 8 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve hot.

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