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Soda Biscuits

Yield 1 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon shortening

How to Make It

  1. Dissolve soda in buttermilk; stir well. Combine flour and salt; cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle buttermilk mixture evenly over flour mixture, stirring until dry ingredients are moistened.

  2. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead 4 to 5 times.

  3. Roll dough to 1/2-inch thickness; cut with a 2-inch biscuit cutter. Place biscuits on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 475° for 10 minutes or until lightly browned.

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