Biscuits ( baking powder )

Yield: 18 biscuits

Measure Ingredient
2 cups Flour; all-purpose
3 teaspoons Baking powder
½ teaspoon Salt
⅓ cup Shortening
¾ cup Milk;(to 1 cup)

Combine flour, baking powder, and salt and sift into a mixing bowl.

Cut shortening into sifted dry ingredients with a postry blender or two knives. Cut until the mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. Pour in milk, smallest amount first, and stir with a fork until dough is mixed but rough looking. Add remaining milk if necessary. Work fast.

Pat dough on a lightly floured board about ½ inch thick. The less flour you work into biscuits, the lighter your biscuits will turn out to be. Cut dough with a cookie cutter that has been dipped in flour.

Bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes on an ungreased baking sheet.

SOURCE: Southern Living, sometime in the 1970's.

Typed for you by Nancy Coleman.

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