Sunday, October 27, 2002

Ernie's Buttermilk Biscuits

Here is a recipe for Buttermilk biscuits, make these when you feel bad, and
you will feel much better
Yours truly,
Ernie W

Plain, simple, delicious. A must-have in any cook's repertoire. The
perfect, flaky accompaniment to countless meals. Makes 8 to 12. Per
serving: 196 calories, 11.1 grams fat, 1 milligram cholesterol, 20.8
grams carbohydrates, .8 gram fiber, 3.2 grams protein, 307 milligrams

2-1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
3/4 cup buttermilk

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease, or line with parchment
paper, a cookie sheet.

Sift together dry ingredients. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender
or two knives, until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in buttermilk
just until all dry ingredients are moistened.

Turn dough onto a floured surface; knead lightly five times. Roll or
pat dough to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut with a sharp biscuit cutter. Bake
15 minutes, until golden.

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