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Southern-Style Buttermilk Biscuits

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Southern Buttermilk Biscuits

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Delicious buttermilk biscuits, made with shortening and butter, along with buttermilk and other ingredients. Soft southern flour will make these even lighter, but any all-purpose flour will be fine.
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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, stirred before measuring*
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup lard or vegetable shortening, chilled
  • 2 tablespoons butter, chilled
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk

Preparation:

Heat oven to 450°. Adjust oven rack to center position.

In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, soda, and salt. Cut in chilled shortening and butter until you have pieces the size of small peas. Make a well in center of dry ingredients; pour in buttermilk. With a wooden spoon, gently blend dry ingredients into the buttermilk, just until mixture is clumping together. If necessary, add a few more teaspoons of buttermilk.

Transfer dough to a lightly floured board. Pat out in a circle about 8 inches in diameter and 1/2-inch thick. Using a 2 1/2 to 3-inch biscuit cutter, cut out and place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake on center oven rack for about 10 to 12 minutes, until tops are browned.
Makes 10 to 12 biscuits, depending on size of cutter.

*For the lightest biscuits, use a Southern white all-purpose flour if available.

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 5 out of 5
Southern-Style Biscuits, Member AndynPhxAz

I'am not much of a cook, but was very easy and turned out great for someone lost in the kitchen. turned out perfect my first attempt. Thx. Andy

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