Basic Biscuits

Title: Basic Biscuits
Categories: Breads, Party
Yield: 8 Servings

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. FROM: SHERYL JEFFRIES (PVJP03B)

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