Buttery Bannock Biscuits

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READY IN: 1hr 30mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • In a large bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, salt, soda and sugar.
  • Cut shortening and butter into dry ingredients until crumbly and well distributed.
  • In a small bowl, sprinkle the dry yeast over the warm water and stir briefly. Allow to dissolve and swell.
  • Add warm buttermilk to dry ingredients, then dissolved yeast mixture, and toss with a fork to blend and moisten, creating a ragged mass.
  • Turn out onto a lightly floured board and knead gently for about 8-10 seconds to make a soft dough.
  • Cover bowl with a clean tea towel and let rest 10 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • On a lightly floured board, roll dough out to a thickness of 3/4 to 1 inch and about 6-8 inches by 6-8 inches. Cut into 8 to 10, 2.5 to 3 inch round biscuits.
  • Arrange in seasoned 9 or 10 inch cast iron skillet or lightly greased 10-inch square or round baking pan. Cover with a clean tea towel for 20-30 minutes.
  • Dust biscuit tops lightly with flour. Bake until lightly golden, abut 12-15 minutes.
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