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Biscuits ( Annie Mae Jones' Buttermilk ) Recipe


3 c Flour,all-purpose,sifted
1 ts Salt
1/2 ts Baking soda
3 ts Baking powder
2/3 c Shortening
1 c Buttermilk
4 tb Butter (opt)

1. Preheat oven to 450'F.

2. Sift flour, salt, soda, and baking powder into mixing bowl. Cut in
shortening, using 2 knives, a pastry cutteror your hands dusted with
flour. Add sufficient buttermilk to make a soft dough. Knead lightly
and turn out onto a lightly floured board. Roll out to 1/2" thickness
and cut with biscuit cutter into rounds. Place rounds not touching -
for crisper biscuits - or close together - for softer biscuits - on
ungreased baking sheet. Brush with melted butter if desired and bake
in preheated oven 12-15 minutes, or until firm and lightly browned.