Monday, May 11, 2009

Buttermilk Biscuits

I love a good biscuit. Tall, golden, crusty, and warm. AudioDad loves them too and can usually polish off a whole batch. He's got some competition now that Munch has discovered them. Her favorite part is that I let her put the jelly on all by herself.

Buttermilk biscuits
2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tbs. sugar
1/2 c. vegetable shortening (Crisco)
2/3 c. buttermilk

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Combine the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and sugar in a bowl. Use a pastry blender to cut the shortening into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Add the buttermilk and stir with a fork until the dough comes together. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured board and knead several times. Pat the dough out until it's about 1/2 inch thick, then cut into rounds using a floured cutter. Place biscuits, with the edges touching, on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes.

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