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Biscuits ( Basic ) Recipe


2 1/2 c All purpose flour
1 tb Baking powder
1/2 ts Salt
3/4 c Shortening
1 c Milk or buttermilk

Nathalie Dupree's Matter of Taste Cookbook and they
are really good and easy too! Preheat oven to 450 to
500 degrees. Sift 2 cups of flour with the baking
powder and salt in a bowl. Cut in the shortening with
a pastry blender or fork, or work in with your
fingers. Add the milk to make a soft dough, mixing
just until the dough holds together. Flour your hands.
Pull off a piece of dough the size of a biscuit and
dip the wet edge into extra flour. Then roll or pat
into a biscuit shape. Place the biscuits, slightly
touching, on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake
until golden brown 8 to 10 min. Makes 12-18 biscuits.