Mrs. Wilkes' Boarding House-Style Biscuits

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READY IN: 22mins
SERVES: 16
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 450.
  • Sift the flour and baking powder into a mixing bowl and make a well in the center.
  • Cut in the shortening and margarine until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal.
  • Pour the buttermilk and milk into a measuring cup and add enough water to make 3/4 cup.
  • Pour this into the dry ingredients.
  • Mix lightly and quickly with your hands to form a dough moist enough to leave the sides of the bowl.
  • Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface.
  • Knead by turning the dough away from you, pressing down with palms of hands, and pushing the dough away.
  • Repeat 6 or 7 times.
  • Work the dough into a large ball while kneading. Keep your fingers dry by dipping them into dry flour regularly.
  • Pinch off portions of dough and place them on a well-greased baking sheet.
  • Press lightly to flatten the biscuits slightly.
  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown on top.
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